Category Archive: Fear

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

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

The Real Truth about Fear

Fear is part of achieving and maintaining success. Organizations fail when they don’t fear failure. They believe they’re above the rules or can rest on past accomplishments. Think about GM, Kodak, Enron, and Blockbuster.… Continue reading

The 3 Most Dangerous Things Leaders Don’t Do

Sincere leaders fall flat because of things they don’t do. The 3 most dangerous things leaders don’t do: #1. Acknowledge when it isn’t working. Fear of failure prevents leaders from acknowledging failure. Tenacity keeps… Continue reading

Seven Principles of Passion

Leadership is agony apart from passion. Everyone one who ever made a difference had passion. Nothing of significance is done without it. 5 things that drain passion: Distant leaders. Work without purpose. Labor… 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