Category Archive: Humility

How to Hold People Accountable

Successful leaders believe in accountability. When I say, “Leaders hold people accountable,” who comes to mind? Employees, right? Authentic leaders think of themselves, as well as others, when they think of accountability. Authority… Continue reading

His Comment Has Irritated Me for Months

I often talk about the power of saying, “How can I help?” But, several months ago, a man came to me after a talk and said, “Have you ever thought about asking, ‘How… Continue reading

In Praise of Incompetent Managers

Imagine you weren’t as competent as you believe. How would you treat your team? The problem is, you can do it “better” yourself. Do-it-yourself managers: Get things done. Want the job done right.… Continue reading

How to Be Humble

Dad died June 25, 2012. This morning, I miss him. Dad was a dairy farmer from Maine. He didn’t need applause for taking care of his wife and children. He humbly got the job… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: How to Cope with Success

It’s “Solution Saturday.” Bob sent a private message asking about coping with success. Failure might hurt, but success might be deadly. 4 dangers of success: Failure opens minds; success closes them. Self-deception. Success fools you into… Continue reading

The Unexpected Secret to Becoming a Superstar

Toddler-leaders say, “I’ll do it myself!” Rejecting help is an arrogant leader’s self-limiting blunder. You prefer giving help, but receiving help is what makes superstars. You may reach high on your own, but… Continue reading