Good leaders can handle a lot of responsibility. In fact, they thrive on it. But that can lead to the most under-diagnosed condition in our culture: workaholism. Often, this goes undetected until it results in a personal or relational crisis.
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Leaders have big dreams, but sometimes even bigger fears. Stepping into a new challenge or chapter of life can feel intimidating and overwhelming. But you can conquer your most intimidating goals with five simple actions. Take them, and you’ll avoid being paralyzed by fear and missing your best opportunities. You’ll finally discover the freedom to […]
Tell me you’ve had this experience. You assign a task but then forget about it. I sure have. As a leader, I am not a micromanager. That’s good news for my team. But I have to be intentional that delegation doesn’t drift into abdication. It’s not always disastrous when this happens. If we’ve hired well, […]
A mistake and a sin are two different things. People often confuse the two. But unless they understand the difference, there is no possibility of reconciliation.
Some gadgets come with batteries and some don’t. If I told you it’s the same with people, what kind would you like to work with: those with or without batteries? I picked up this metaphor from an episode of Dan Sullivan’s 10XTalk Podcast. Dan said he basically divides everyone into one of two categories: Those […]
Everyone wants to be a leader. However, few are prepared to accept the accountability that goes with it. But you can’t have one without the other.
In the old world of publishing, authors wrote the books, publishers marketed them. That world is dead. You must take responsibility for your own marketing. Here are four reasons why.
Blame is the oldest game in town. It was invented by Adam who, after eating of the forbidden fruit, told God, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” In other words, it’s Eve’s fault. And, by extension, God’s fault.
One key to leadership is the willingness to stand up and take responsibility for your mistakes. Good leaders do this even if they are guilty of 10% of the accusation or problem.