Category Archive: Failure

5 Painful Leadership Blunders Successful Leaders Avoid

The sting of doing your best and falling short is a giant kick in the gut. 5 painful leadership blunders: Believe others perceive you the way you perceive yourself. Blind spots prolong frustration. Powerful influence… Continue reading

7 Responses to Reasoned Resistance

The line between bold and foolish is often determined by success or failure. Fearful organizations are full of people who know why it’s better to stay the same. Remarkable success requires boldness, but bold leaders… Continue reading

3 Ways to Fail Successfully

Some failures are useful, but not all. Failure is useless when caused by… Lack of effort. Dishonesty. Intentional deviation. Deal quickly and firmly with useless failure. Useful failure teaches you what isn’t working. The… Continue reading

The Greater Challenge

Problems are roadblocks to results. Exceptional leaders lean into problems; mediocre turn away. If you want to lead, solve a problem, the bigger the better. But, solving problems doesn’t produce results. 5 un-leaderly… Continue reading

10 Phrases Incompetent Leaders Keep Saying

You can try and fail one or two times. But, persistent failure – in the same area – signals incompetence. Everyone who gets ahead establishes a track record of reliability. You can’t be trusted if… Continue reading

The 3 Most Dangerous Things Leaders Don’t Do

Sincere leaders fall flat because of things they don’t do. #1. Acknowledge when it isn’t working. Fear of failure prevents leaders from acknowledging failure. Tenacity keeps leaders doing things that aren’t working. You rose… Continue reading