Tag Archive: organizational success

7 Ways to Solve the Sour Puss Problem

Anyone can be a sour puss. Some leaders are just too important to smile. Sad faces don’t inspire confidence. Successful leaders smile even while facing serious challenges. Sad leaders are: Self-important. Isolated. Power hungry.… Continue reading

The Editor of Forbes on Grit

If you’re not pretty or smart don’t worry. Intelligence doesn’t determine success. Emotional intelligence is more important than general intelligence, but hard work is more important than both. Just get dirty and do the… Continue reading

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

12 Ways to Express Remarkable Boldness

Don’t admire babies in adult bodies who get what they want by throwing their weight around. You might look at them and wish you had more boldness. Don’t. Juvenile leaders boldly demand that others… 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

The First Secret of Developing a Leader

It hit me on the way home that I said the wrong thing. I stood and embraced Jack when he walked into the coffee shop where I was meeting with a young leader.… Continue reading