Category Archive: Success

7 Ways to Survive Dissatisfaction

The trouble with wanting more is disappointment with what you have and frustration with what you don’t have. How you deal with lack of resources and falling short determines the direction and quality of… Continue reading

10 Ways to Know it’s Safe to Not Play it Safe

Mr. Young Leader gave his first update on an overseas project to the organization. It was OK. He’ll do better next time. In our follow up conversation, he said, “I probably should have… Continue reading

Seven Ways to Get Smarter

Given my druthers, I’d choose smart over dumb. Sadly, all of us do things that prolong dumbness. 4 qualities of smart leaders who stay dumb: Persistence: Staying dumb requires persistence. Growing smarter requires change. Dumb… Continue reading

Receiving the 12 Gifts of Problems

Successful leaders run toward problems, not away. If you want to lead, solve a problem, the bigger the better. Problems come bearing gifts, if you can receive them. 12 Gifts: Handled well, problems:… Continue reading

10 Ways to Create a Sense of Ownership

“Act like you own the place,” is a silly slogan when people are treated like expendable cogs in machines. Hypocritical leaders expect people to act like owners while being treated like employees. Everyone knows its… Continue reading

Make Mistakes – Avoid Screw Ups

Anyone who says mistakes are no big deal needs an attitude adjustment. When you celebrate the wrong mistake it’s a screw up. The way you handle mistakes makes or breaks leadership. Positive mistakes:… Continue reading