Values

Three Treasures to Hold and Keep

“I have three treasures which I hold and keep. The first is mercy; the second is economy; the third is daring not to be ahead of others. From mercy comes courage; from economy comes generosity; from humility comes leadership” – Lao Tzu Mercy Leadership demonstrates courage through compassion and forgiveness. By watching some leaders you might Continue reading Three Treasures to Hold and Keep

10 Leadership Villains That Will Multiply Your Problems

Ever met one of these villains? They use their super powers to block progress and enable problems. Perhaps you even have a few lurking in your organization. The Avoider Pretends the problem isn’t happening in the hope that it will  go away. The Executioner Uses problems as an opportunity to assert power by blaming others Continue reading 10 Leadership Villains That Will Multiply Your Problems

Getting to the Point of Leadership – 3 Questions

Pick any definition. Leadership theory comes in a thousand flavors. The only definition that matters is the one that matters to you. So what’s your point? Exactly.   What is your point?   When you remove all the superficial, external motivations, what remains? What is the single driving force that moves you to lead? What Continue reading Getting to the Point of Leadership – 3 Questions