Category Archive: Humility

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

Five Questions that Release the Power of Humble Leadership

Overconfidence provides courage to begin, but blocks effective leadership. If overconfident leaders were half as talented as they believed, they would be twice as successful as they are. You might begin with overconfidence, but… Continue reading

The Leader on a Pony

A few leaders possess wide bands of competence and giftedness. You probably don’t. Your high horse is a pony, at best. You possess a narrow band of giftedness. In the middle, you have… Continue reading