Category Archive: Humility

What I Would Say to My Younger Self

The first time I was asked what advice I would give my younger self, I instantly knew the answer. “Get over yourself.” The trouble with the question is my younger self wouldn’t listen.… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Humble without Shooting Yourself in the Foot

Dear Dan, I have a question regarding your post on Humility. You point out that as leaders we need to provide opportunities for others to shine, so that they even outperform you. Now,… Continue reading

Oh Lord it’s Hard to Be Humble

You never fully become a leader. Goals are achieved. Character is pursued. Humility is the most challenging pursuit. Illusive: All character qualities are illusive. Courage, restraint, and love have new expressions in new circumstances.… Continue reading

5 Ways to Dig Your Own Well

Your most powerful contributions are the answers you’ve found for yourself. A struggle answered is purpose found. Profundity is relative: What’s simple to you is profound to others. You’ve grown bored with the profound… Continue reading

One Pursuit that Trumps All Others

Energy without practical know-how is futility. Persistent failure reflects lack of practical know-how. Most leaders don’t fail for lack of trying.  If you’re persistently failing – in the same area – you lack… Continue reading

The Things that Make You Remarkable Go Beyond Talent

Lack of self-awareness is a great comfort to arrogance. It’s taken me half a life-time to see that I’m not nearly as talented as I thought. That’s not a pathetic plea for sympathy.… Continue reading