Tag Archive: leadership success

How to Establish Connection with Anyone

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, works for roses, not people. People don’t like “any other name.” They like their own. I’m terrible with names. It might be genetic. I… Continue reading

How to be Authoritative without being a Jerk

Fear only works when the big bad leader is present. The sigh of relief when jerk-leaders leave the room signals disengagement. The most effective leaders are authoritative, not authoritarian. Authoritative: Authority is permission… Continue reading

5 Painful Leadership Blunders Successful Leaders Avoid

The sting of doing your best and falling short is a giant kick in the gut. 5 painful leadership blunders: Believe others perceive you the way you perceive yourself. Blind spots prolong frustration. Powerful influence… Continue reading

How to Succeed with People in Authority

Don’t expect advancement while resisting or opposing people in authority. Success within organizations is determined by people with authority. They authorize raises, promotions, and determine who participates in high value projects. 12 ways… Continue reading

The 7 Pursuits of Successful Leaders

Neglect self-development; sacrifice potential. Prioritize the acquisition of practical know-how in order to maximize impact. Wisdom is practical know-how, not theory. The 7 pursuits of successful leaders: Practical know-how. Meaningful contribution. Deep relationships. Maximized talent.… Continue reading

Breaking the Glum-Leader Syndrome

I’ve met some unhappy leaders. Perhaps they love position, power, prestige, or the paycheck. But, they drain energy from people and teams. Unhappy leaders lead unhappy teams. Do something else if leading makes you… Continue reading