Category Archive: Courage

7 Ways to be a Dealer in Hope

You and the people you influence cannot thrive apart from hope. Napoleon rightly said, “A leader is a dealer in hope.” Successful leaders inspire hope.  Leadership is about the future – hope is… Continue reading

Three Ways to Release the Lion

Those without fear aren’t courageous. They’re oblivious. Courage is choosing to act when afraid. Nelson Mandela said, “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that… Continue reading

They Won’t Budge

Efforts to make things better are persistently blocked by a bottleneck. Now what? Pour out your good stuff, even when disappointed with others. Hardened bottlenecks: Forget the big pictures. Resist what might be. Use policy… Continue reading

One of the Biggest Shifts in Leadership

Regret with the end, hurts more than dissatisfaction at the beginning. Disappointment is realizing the cheese moved. You don’t want what you wanted. You aren’t getting where you want to go. You don’t like who… Continue reading

The Secrets of Compassion for Leaders

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tzu Today’s challenge: Be passionate about compassionate leadership. Compassion doesn’t ignore problems. It isn’t neglecting results or sacrificing forward… Continue reading

What Gratitude Really Means

It doesn’t matter how much you accomplish in the world, there’s a voice in your head that wonders if you might matter more. Successful leaders overcome their inner accuser, even if it isn’t silenced.… Continue reading