Category Archive: Insecurity

7 Smart Things to Do When Your Team is Smarter Than You

Leaders who move up, end up leading people who are smarter than they are. Be thankful, even if it’s stressful. Leaders who need to be the smartest person in the room: Propagate dumb… Continue reading

7 Responses to Reasoned Resistance

The line between bold and foolish is often determined by success or failure. Fearful organizations are full of people who know why it’s better to stay the same. Remarkable success requires boldness, but bold leaders… Continue reading

Stop Wasting Time: 10 Ways to Learn What Matters

One young leader is laid off. The other just started a new job. But, both shared the same concern. “How will I fit-in?” Our need to fit-in reflects our need to connect, belong, and… Continue reading

12 Ways Young Leaders Earn Admiration from Elders

You can’t succeed if people don’t admire something about you. The more admiration you earn, the further you’ll go. Opportunity and admiration go hand in hand. Don’t set out to be admired. Set out to make… Continue reading

Seven Ways Anxiety Helps You Win

Don’t avoid, reject, or smother anxiety. Use it to help you win. Dark emotions have been slandered way too long. Fear, anger, frustration and anxiety all have useful purposes. Use emotions. Don’t let… Continue reading

Seven Certain Steps for Dealing with Doubt

Doubt is a double edged sword, too much and you’re doomed, too little and you’re doomed. But, one thing is certain… Doubt-free leaders are dangerous. 3 reasons you have no doubts: You’re engaged… Continue reading