Tag Archive: wise leaders

7 Ways to Deal with Old Leaders

Old leaders who ignore or belittle young leaders close the door on the future. To young leaders: Prepare: Old foolish leaders are inconsistent. They despise your sense of entitlement, but they feel entitled.… Continue reading

10 Ways to Pursue Excellence Without Negativity

The difference between leading and losing is the courage to pursue excellence without getting sucked into negativity. Pursue excellence or mediocrity prevails. Everyone rises to excellence or eases into mediocrity. Mediocrity ignites apathy. Those who… Continue reading

Seven Ways to Spot Advice You Should Follow

Wise leaders listen to wise leaders. But, the danger of seeking advice is listening to fools. Avoid advice from arrogant know-it-alls who are eager to tell you what to do. 3 ways to… Continue reading

How to Be the First to Know Not the Last

By the time you hear about an issue it’s nearly volcanic. It could have been easily managed last month. Now heads are on fire and teams are exploding. In the dark and out of… Continue reading

Maximize a Racehorse Without Getting Trampled

Incompetent leaders hire for fire and spend most of their time putting it out. Racehorses are fun to watch and dangerous to manage. Racehorses irritate the heck out of plow horses. Racehorses are flashy glory hounds who quit too soon… Continue reading

Tensions Between Flexibility and Inflexibility

Inflexibility is a security blanket for weak, fearful leaders, but too much flexibility creates instability. Flexibility feels dangers when you doubt yourself or the team. Inflexibility feels safe. The playing field stays the same. Even… Continue reading