Category Archive: Marks of leaders

7 Powerful Qualities of Humble Leaders

I heard brilliance from a twenty-something when I asked what humble leadership looks like. She said, “Humble leaders know they need others.” Self-reliance hinders leadership. The tipping point of leadership is moving from… Continue reading

Three Secrets to Eliminate Painful Performance Conversations

Everyone slips into old habits. You make progress. It feels good. You lose focus. Old patterns return. Nothing changes. Successful leaders focus on improving performance. 3 reasons performance conversations are painful: Infrequency. You’re… Continue reading

Is It Time to Stop Saying Thank You

Gratitude, honor, and recognition are so much deeper and more powerful than just saying thanks. It’s true that a heartfelt thank you can make someone’s day, it’s a small thing that makes a… Continue reading

10 Ways to Grow into Challenges

Certainty is a symptom of ignorance. You’re never fully up to real challenges. If you feel prepared for the challenge, it’s really just business as usual. The top 12 leadership challenges: Dealing with… Continue reading

10 Ways to Cut to the Chase and Get Stuff Done

You grow quiet when someone with more power is in the room. You blab when you’re perceived as the big cheese. How many times have you wished the boss would just shut up?… Continue reading

Avoid 4 Dangers of Impatience – Still Get Things Done

Show me a leader with patience and I’ll show you someone people trust. Dealing with people requires patience. They’re putting up with you all the time. 4 dangers of impatience: Fractured relationships. Fear… Continue reading