Tag Archive: Growth

How to Be Yourself While Becoming Yourself

New behaviors feel like showing up for dinner dressed like Micky Mouse. Frustration and disappointment are more comfortable than the discomfort of feeling inauthentic when you try on new leadership behaviors. People say, “Be yourself.” But how can… Continue reading

Everything Good in Leadership Begins With…

Everything good in leadership begins with humility. Humility… #1. Humility enjoys the success of others. Arrogant leaders cringe at the success of others, even though leadership success hinges on the success of others. Humility… Continue reading

5 Lies About Self-Confidence

The ability to drain self-confidence from others is a foolish leader’s talent. “Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller Skillful leaders know how to inspire self-confidence in others. 5 Lies About self-confidence… Continue reading

She Didn’t Believe – But Others Did

The incompetent may not recognize their ineptitude. It’s called the Dunning-Kruger Effect. I’ve known individuals who had no idea how unskilled they were.  Competence: The research of Dr. David Dunning and Dr. Justin Kruger… Continue reading

3 Traits Guaranteed to Amplify Your Influence Today

Disconnection invites skepticism – skepticism blocks influence. The tools of disconnected leadership are manipulation and coercion. Connection is the conduit of influence. The battle to connect is lost when people wonder what’s going… Continue reading

7 Questions to Ask Before Pursuing a New Job

Run toward new opportunities, not away from your current situation. It’s too easy to jump from the pan into the fire. 3 must do’s before pursuing new job opportunities: Have a deep conversation with the… Continue reading