Category Archive: Humility

How to Go Further by Identifying Future High Performers

#1. Look for people who respect wisdom in others. Contemptuous know-it-alls: Can’t connect. An over-confident phony keeps everyone, except other phonies, at arm’s length. Ignore suggestions. Belittle the experience of others. Wrongly believe… Continue reading

A 3 Step System to Come Out Smarter After Failure

The same failures repeat for blunt skulls. It’s not enough to say, “I screwed up.” A 3 step system to come out smarter after failure: #1. Name it. Address the past. Name the bad decisions… Continue reading

Everything Good in Leadership Begins With…

Everything good in leadership begins with humility. Humility… #1. Humility enjoys the success of others. Arrogant leaders cringe at the success of others, even though leadership success hinges on the success of others. Humility… Continue reading

7 Ways Young Leaders Succeed with Elders

It’s growing more common for young people to lead teams that include elders. Some elders look down on their youngers. Entitlement: Entitlement expects respect or opportunity without earning it. Elders may expect respect… Continue reading

The Almost – But Not Quite – Leader

Hands go up when I ask, “How many have room to grow as leaders?” But, when I say, “Tell me where you need to grow,” it’s quiet. Heads nod when I say, “Leaders… Continue reading

How to Tap the Power of Permission for Happiness

Unhappy leaders build miserable teams. If you’re surrounded by unhappiness, it’s time to look in the mirror. The power of permission: Leaders gives permission by the example they set. Leaders give teams permission to be… Continue reading