Category Archive: Marks of leaders

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

12 Ways Successful Leaders Find Energy

Success requires energy. No energy – no success. Passion is focused energy. No passion – no leadership. The most important thing you manage is your own energy. 7 energy drains: Self-importance. The false… Continue reading

Four Things I Wish Bad Bosses Would Do

65% of the workforce would choose a new boss over a raise.* Bad bosses: Focus on problems. Treat people like tools. Know it all. Isolate themselves. Can’t make decisions. Need the spotlight. Never… Continue reading

How to Be a Genius in Seven Questions

At the beginning, you offer answers. In the end it’s about questions. The right answer is always preceded by the right question. Pressure: Ego inflates when people look to you for answers. As time… Continue reading

Well Excuuuuse Me!

Excuse-making is a failure pretending to succeed. No one gets it right all the time. The issue is response. Excuses are the skin of a reason stuffed with a lie. Temptation: A member… Continue reading

Ten Tips for Great Results Through Serving

Self-serving feels safe, but it’s a lonely dead-end. Have you ever heard anyone say, “My purpose in life is to serve myself?” Yet, we all know self-absorbed, self-serving leaders. Successful leaders dare to… Continue reading