Category Archive: Success

Why My Wife Swats Flies before Riding Bulls

My wife and I joke that she can’t walk out of the house without emptying the dishwasher. She takes care of small things before tackling big. Detail-people swats flies before riding bulls. Flies distract. Swatting flies… Continue reading

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

Egoless Leadership is a Myth

In a perfect world everyone serves from a heart of love. But, I see ego-centric motivations in my heart. What about you? Egoless leadership is, at best, an aspiration. You know you’re an… Continue reading

Responding to That Giant Sucking Sound

Every organization has pockets of energy. Work is easier. People feel enthusiastic. Stuff gets done. Watch for pockets and people of energy in your organization. They are the future. Drains: Every organization has energy… Continue reading

10 Ways to Become a Molder of Reality

Some mold reality, others are molded by it. Character is strength to mold rather than be molded. Reality bends to leaders with character. Leaders with character mold reality. Character stays steady in challenge,… Continue reading

Seven Secrets to Success

Hard work and sincerity are a beginning. #1. Offer solutions, but always begin with problems. Every time you say, “It’s not that bad,” you minimize the value of  any solutions you find. Never… Continue reading