Category Archive: Marks of leaders

One Key Practice that Develops Character

Character is repetition. Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do.” But, there’s more. “Character is destiny.” Heraclitus. You become what you repeatedly do. That’s hope and responsibility. Occasional anger doesn’t make you… Continue reading

7 Surprising Questions to Measure Your Leadership

You can’t know how you’re doing until you’re measured. Evaluation might feel uncomfortable, but the alternative is self-deception, lost potential, and mediocrity. 7 surprising questions to measure your leadership: How are you becoming… Continue reading

The 10 Strategies of Obnoxious Leaders

Don’t expect the people you complain about to follow you. You aren’t worthy of leadership, if you can’t pull-with people. The future is built on aspiration, not frustration. Persistent frustration makes you obnoxious. Complaining points… Continue reading

7 Ways to Defeat Complexity

The simplest way to get something done is do it yourself. Don’t depend on anyone. But, that’s not leadership. New connections expand potential and increase complexity. The result of unchallenged complexity, within organizations, is instability.… Continue reading

Only 15% of Top Performers are High Potentials

Your ability to cultivate people determines your impact in the world. Surprisingly, only 15% of top performers* are likely to be high potentials (HiPo). Performance is easy to spot. But, if you want… Continue reading

10 Powerful Beliefs of Unstoppable Leaders

What you believe is the most important thing about you. Choose your beliefs carefully, they determine your destiny. #1. Believe you matter.  “It is not a question of ‘Will I make a difference?’… Continue reading