Category Archive: Mistakes

7 Ways to Stop Being Hardheaded

Failure is the result of inflexibility, but so is success. Thomas Edison said, “The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” But, he didn’t try the same… Continue reading

Solving The 12 Dumbest Things Leaders Do

The most important thing you do happens after you do something dumb. #1. Focusing on low performers while neglecting high performers. Solution: Spend most of your development resources on “B” performers. Reward “A’s.”… Continue reading

Optimistic Discontent

Hope is optimistic discontent. Every act of leadership is an act of optimism. Pessimists can’t lead. Any form of contentment that induces slumber degrades you. Be content with your present and discontent with your… Continue reading

5 Painful Leadership Blunders Successful Leaders Avoid

The sting of doing your best and falling short is a giant kick in the gut. 5 painful leadership blunders: Believe others perceive you the way you perceive yourself. Blind spots prolong frustration. Powerful influence… Continue reading

The 3 Most Dangerous Things Leaders Don’t Do

Sincere leaders fall flat because of things they don’t do. The 3 most dangerous things leaders don’t do: #1. Acknowledge when it isn’t working. Fear of failure prevents leaders from acknowledging failure. Tenacity keeps… Continue reading

How to Lead with Compassion but Not Be a Pushover

Compassion goes wrong when it goes too far. Too much compassion prolongs helplessness, failure, and mediocrity. Compassion done well fuels confidence, excellence, and success. Organizations without compassion are fear-filled, ugly places to work.… Continue reading