Tag Archive: arrogance

How to Tap the Power of Permission for Happiness

Unhappy leaders build miserable teams. If you’re surrounded by unhappiness, it’s time to look in the mirror. The power of permission: Leaders gives permission by the example they set. Leaders give teams permission to be… Continue reading

Five Questions that Release the Power of Humble Leadership

Overconfidence provides courage to begin, but blocks effective leadership. If overconfident leaders were half as talented as they believed, they would be twice as successful as they are. You might begin with overconfidence, but… Continue reading

How to Hold People Accountable

Successful leaders believe in accountability. When I say, “Leaders hold people accountable,” who comes to mind? Employees, right? Authentic leaders think of themselves, as well as others, when they think of accountability. Authority… Continue reading

10 Ways to be Wide for Those Who Feel Superior

Nothing limits leaders more than believing they can succeed without others. Superiority, masquerading as self-confidence, makes leaders look down on others. Marginalizing people limits their potential and yours. People expand your leadership, if you… Continue reading

How to Be Humble

Dad died June 25, 2012. This morning, I miss him. Dad was a dairy farmer from Maine. He didn’t need applause for taking care of his wife and children. He humbly got the job… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: How to Cope with Success

It’s “Solution Saturday.” Bob sent a private message asking about coping with success. Failure might hurt, but success might be deadly. 4 dangers of success: Failure opens minds; success closes them. Self-deception. Success fools you into… Continue reading