Category Archive: Mistakes

5 Ways Sincere Leaders Promote Irresponsibility

5 ways sincere leaders promote IRResponsibility: Help too soon. You tell people they aren’t responsible when you rush in to save the day. (You also suggest they aren’t capable.) Protect people from consequences.… Continue reading

How to Forget Like a Leader

Lousy leaders remember what they should forget and forget what they should remember. The power of the past is the permission you give it to influence the present. You expected someone to step… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: They Won’t Own Mistakes

Hi Dan, I have an issue with some of my team where if they make a mistake they don’t own it. They deflect and change the subject. They never admit they did the… Continue reading

What to Do When New Leaders Screw Up

Screwing up and growth are connected. Seth and Les Gold, tru TV stars of the reality show Hardcore Pawn, interviewed me for their Gold Tone podcast on CBS playit. They’re facing the challenges of… Continue reading

7 Deadly Mistakes You Must Avoid

You don’t need to learn from these mistakes, you need to avoid them. Seven deadly mistakes you must avoid: #1. Neglecting small wins. You need some big wins. How you achieve them is what… Continue reading

3 Ways Leaders Drive People Nuts

Imagine the person on your team who drives you nuts. Realize you drive others crazy, too, but they’re afraid to tell you. A leader’s quirks, inconsistencies, and weaknesses should be addressed, not tolerated. 3 ways… Continue reading