Category Archive: Courage

How to Move From Don’t-Want to Do-Want Leadership

Most people walk around with a big don’t-want inside. When I ask people what they want, they inevitably tell me what they don’t want. Don’t-want leadership: Frustration and pain point the way for… Continue reading

How to Turn Cautious Teammates into Visionary Thinkers

Visionary thinking typically receives quick turndowns from cautious leaders. People start thinking small and safe. Everyone dreams small when cautious judgmental leaders control decisions. Traditional management culture encourages everyone to lower expectations and ask for… Continue reading

How to Make The Timid Bold

He told me about problems and challenges. I asked him, “What qualities and skills do you currently possess that enable you to face these challenges?” People lose boldness when they forget who they are. Inspire people to… Continue reading

Top 10 Behaviors of Insecure Leaders

Fear begins at the top and flows down through organizations. Insecure teams are led by insecure leaders. You’re forced to be inconsistent, when you’re driven by the opinions of others. Top 10 behaviors… Continue reading

How to Get the Best From the Worst

Surprise at life’s unfairness defeats us. You are who you are today, in large part, due to your responses to uncertainty, difficulty, and adversity. You spend too much time resisting and too little time… Continue reading

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