Tag Archive: Leadership Development

10 Phrases Incompetent Leaders Keep Saying

You can try and fail one or two times. But, persistent failure – in the same area – signals incompetence. Everyone who gets ahead establishes a track record of reliability. You can’t be trusted if… Continue reading

How Confusion Gives Way to Clarity

I often receive emails that include things like, “Do you have any suggestions or advice?” Occasionally, I ask if they’d like to talk. These calls are part listening and advising, but mostly, they’re… 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

Four Ways to Get Ahead in Your Organization

Everyone who rises within an organization does things to please people with power. Getting ahead within organizations always includes making someone happy. 4 ways to get ahead within organizations: #1. Seek and listen to input,… Continue reading

If You Can’t be with the One You Love

You’d love to avoid them, but you’re forced to work with them. Why can’t that “pain in the neck” co-worker, boss, or employee just go away? But, “If you can’t be with the one… Continue reading

10 Ways to Connect and Get Results

Indifference to input is one reason employees are silent. Curiosity is an inconvenience to anyone who already knows. Leaders who lack curiosity, need it the most. New ways of seeing depend on new questions. Use… Continue reading