Category Archive: Marks of leaders

10 Questions to Ask when Choosing Leaders

One of the most painful mistakes of leadership is choosing the wrong leaders. The difference between success and failure begins with choosing the right leaders. (And ejecting the wrong.) Three mistakes when choosing leaders: #1. Overlooking introverts.… Continue reading

The Big Five of Remarkable Leadership

The good news is – with focus, passion, and commitment – you can move toward remarkable leadership. The big five of remarkable leadership: #1. Have enough ego to believe you earned your place… Continue reading

We Have Met the Enemy

You come to a point when you realize you are at the center of your deepest frustrations. What you do then, determines your destiny. Growth begins with the realization that you are the problem,… 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

The Secrets of Compassion for Leaders

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tzu Today’s challenge: Be passionate about compassionate leadership. Compassion doesn’t ignore problems. It isn’t neglecting results or sacrificing forward… Continue reading

Six Ways to Deal with Four Types of Jerks

You’re tempted to ignore the problems high performing jerks cause. It’s easy to deal with an incompetent jerk. Cowardice is the issue when leaders tolerate incompetent jerks. Leaders who tolerate destructive jerks hobble teams and… Continue reading