A Way of Seeing that Expands Leadership

Gratitude is a way of seeing, even when life isn’t perfect. The opposite of gratitude: Envy. You can’t enjoy what you have because others have more. Blindness. You close your eyes goodness. Arrogance. You… Continue reading

What if…

Stop asking, “What about?” Start asking, “What if?” What if the people you’re trying to please approved of you? How would you spend your energy? Living to please others is serving fear. Serve… Continue reading

3 Strategies to Fuel Vitality and Eliminate Gossip

Gossip makes weak leaders feel powerful. It’s foolish to undermine the people you’re counting on. Strong teams aren’t built by spreading venom, focusing on weaknesses, or dredging up animosity.  Real leaders don’t feel strong… Continue reading

The 7 Powers of Weakness

Don’t wait until you have it “all together” to lead. Arrogant leaders parade strengths. Successful leaders understand the power of weaknesses.  You’re untrustworthy and disqualified from leadership, if you don’t have weaknesses. Authentic leaders are… Continue reading

7 Surprising Strategies that Elevate Leaders

Fools see lack of wisdom in others, not in themselves. People who need help the most, seek it least.  “The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing.” Socrates Over-confidence is a fool’s… Continue reading

One Key Practice that Develops Character

Character is repetition. Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do.” But, there’s more. “Character is destiny.” Heraclitus. You become what you repeatedly do. That’s hope and responsibility. Occasional anger doesn’t make you… Continue reading