Category Archive: Marks of leaders

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

12 Ways Leaders Humiliate Others

Foolish leaders use power and position to make others feel insignificant. Humiliation motivates, but never in positive directions.   Showing disrespect invites disrespect. Stealing someone’s dignity destroys passion and encourages disloyalty. You may… Continue reading

5 Ways to Know When to Let the Tiger Out

Extraordinary strength in a person with a strong personality (SP) is a potent opportunity for advantage or destruction. Don’t dial back your strong personality. Choose when to let the tiger out. A CIO with an SP… Continue reading