Category Archive: Failure

Don’t Pressure Timid People to be Brave

Fear might feel safe, but leadership requires boldness. Fear congeals the past. Boldness builds the future. Fear is survival-mode. Boldness is opportunity-mode. Boldness follows hope. 4 ways to build bold teams: Provide training. Celebrate mistakes.… Continue reading

The Secret to Solving Problems

It’s easy to make others responsible for problems in your organization. Someone else fell short. It couldn’t be you! When leaders blame, everyone blames. Blame is the reason problems persist. If you’re a leader, look… Continue reading

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