Category Archive: Humility

4 Simple Projects that Transform Culture Today

You’re under appreciated and overworked. Bitterness follows ingratitude, the most self-destructive quality of all.   10 reasons you’re ungrateful: #1. Expectation ends gratitude. Results are expected. When you deliver them, someone gives you… Continue reading

How to Receive Criticism without Becoming Cynical

Leaders are criticized when they take action and when they don’t. Nice critics try to help by pointing out failures and faults, but neglect positive suggestions. Tearing down makes nasty critics feel wise,… Continue reading

The Secret to Your Future

Your character is your future. Leadership is first about character then skill. Character is: Behavior you compel yourself to do. Attitudes and actions you resort to when stressed. The way you act when… Continue reading

How to Deal with Honest Self-Deception

You know when you deceive others, but you deceive yourself with a clear conscience. Self-deception feels like honesty. You beat yourself up when you should encourage yourself. Or, you let yourself off too easily.… Continue reading

Calling Out BS

Who you are trumps everything. What you do matters, but who you are – while you serve – is your most powerful tool of influence. Fakes, hypocrites, and posers may coerce conformity but always… Continue reading

7 Powerful Qualities of Humble Leaders

I heard brilliance from a twenty-something when I asked what humble leadership looks like. She said, “Humble leaders know they need others.” Self-reliance hinders leadership. The tipping point of leadership is moving from… Continue reading