Tag Archive: wise leaders

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

Don’t Spank the Gorilla

Don’t expect the gorilla to cooperate if you’re spanking him. Insults don’t enhance influence. You can’t antagonize and influence at the same time. The teammate you’re complaining about was hired by the person… Continue reading

Seven Rules for Talking Like a Successful Leader

The problems of leadership begin with words. Say the wrong thing and clients head for the door. Relationships blow up. Production declines. Tensions escalate. Employees lose motivation. Words are the most powerful tool of… Continue reading

Seven Certain Steps for Dealing with Doubt

Doubt is a double edged sword, too much and you’re doomed, too little and you’re doomed. But, one thing is certain… Doubt-free leaders are dangerous. 3 reasons you have no doubts: You’re engaged… Continue reading

12 Questions To Exponential Knowledge

Everyone knows more than you. You possess pockets of knowledge that excel others. But, when you think you know, assume you don’t. Image source Even when you know the “most,” many know more.… Continue reading