Category Archive: Success

Leadership at the Movies: Inside Out

Dark emotion is stronger than bright. It’s more challenging to deal with sadness, anger, or bitterness than joy. The way leaders deal with dark emotion determines the direction of their leadership. Listen to the dark side: Feelings,… Continue reading

Unsuccessful Leaders Work as Hard as Successful

Unsuccessful leaders often work just as hard, if not harder, than successful. What’s the difference? Lackluster leaders are unremarkable because they know too much and grow too little. There are other success factors like… Continue reading

Four Ways to Reach The Leader’s Ultimate Goal

Lousy leaders are over-involved and frantic. The leader’s ultimate goal is building teams that excel without them. #1. Identify influencers. Look beyond job titles or positions that may obscure true influencers in your organization. The… Continue reading

Bad Habits are Never Intentional

The rush to get things done is one reason you grow frustrated with the way things get done. You didn’t get up this morning with aspirations to go home discouraged. Bad habits are never… Continue reading

Seven Ways to Win by Dreaming Small

I often spend time with young leaders who have big dreams, but don’t know what to do next. You can aspire to change the world but until you change yourself, it’s a pipe… Continue reading

Four Ways to Become a One Word Organization

I’ve been practicing, “One Word,” for three years. It’s a fascinating practice that I learned from Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and Jimmy Page. “Ask,” is my word for 2016. One word for organizations:… Continue reading