Conventional wisdom tells us that one of the best ways to increase your chances of achieving a goal is to broadcast your intention to the world—don’t keep it a secret! The idea is that once you go public, your friends will keep you accountable or, at the very least, your fear of losing face will [...]
I have often thought the best way to define a man’s character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: [...]
Like Odysseus sailing past the sirens we are constantly lured toward rocks and ruin by charming melodies that seem as harmless as they are desirable. They start small and innocent, but if not resisted, can destroy a leader.
Odds are you won’t face all of these temptations [...]
Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult. – Warren Bennis
According to the latest research, scholars agree that there is one—and only one—common characteristic among all exceptional leaders:
That’s it. Great leaders have [...]
Think about how fun and rewarding it is to serve a leader who’s providing clarity. Think about how miserable and frustrating it is on a team that lacks it.
All the marks of an exceptional leader—authenticity, initiative, trust, courage, insight—stem from clarity.
Being clear with yourself about your [...]
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