Tag Archive: Leadership

7 Ways to be Impatient Like a Leader

Impatient leaders are like junkies looking for a fix. The drug is results. Unhealthy impatience blows up leaders. “Slow” is the source of impatience. Delay. Repeated mistakes. Incompetence. Lack of planning. Falling short.… Continue reading

Evolution of a Hater-Leader

Stop hating on people. You may protest, “I don’t hate on people.” Technically, you’re probably right. You don’t literally hate your teammates. But, you do something that feels like hate. Leaders who focus… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Tiger Without Sexy Stripes

Hi Dan, I need some development help. I am told I influence people, but I am not technically a leader. I am middle management on a team of 10. One of the newer… Continue reading

10 Ways to Disengage in an Engaging Way

Leadership roles are frequently redefined in growing organizations. Leaders grow with growing organizations or both stagnate and die. Growing organizations require leaders to become novices again and again. Stepping back and letting go:… Continue reading

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

The Things that Make You Remarkable Go Beyond Talent

Lack of self-awareness is a great comfort to arrogance. It’s taken me half a life-time to see that I’m not nearly as talented as I thought. That’s not a pathetic plea for sympathy.… Continue reading