Category Archive: Failure

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

10 Ways to Rise Up After Screwing Up

Everyone who tries fails. Growth happens when you fail and own it, not until. Everyone who blames stays the same. The price of greatness is responsibility. Taking responsibility sets leaders apart from the… Continue reading

10 Ways to Pursue Excellence Without Negativity

The difference between leading and losing is the courage to pursue excellence without getting sucked into negativity. Pursue excellence or mediocrity prevails. Everyone rises to excellence or eases into mediocrity. Mediocrity ignites apathy. Those who… Continue reading

How to Solve Five Issues that Sabotage Success

Doubt leaders who never doubt themselves. Fools rush in. Wise leaders feel enthusiasm and concern when accepting new responsibilities. Leaders who rush in: Have ambition that minimizes caution, blinds to weaknesses, and pollutes… Continue reading

How to Lead with Compassion but Not Be a Pushover

Compassion goes wrong when it goes too far. Too much compassion prolongs helplessness, failure, and mediocrity. Compassion done well fuels confidence, excellence, and success. Organizations without compassion are fear-filled, ugly places to work.… Continue reading