As a leader, you are going to draw fire. People will criticize you. But the greatest leaders are not easily offended. Instead, they remember these three simple truths.
3 Reasons We Should Be Slow to Judge
When I think of key leadership qualities, decisiveness is always high on the list. The ability to quickly size up a situation and act is essential. But sometimes we can be too fast. And that’s especially true when it comes to criticism.
What I Learned from Donald Miller about Being Brave
Donald Miller’s newest book, Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy, is out and off to a great start. I can see why. It’s his best book so far. I’ve known Don for over a decade. He was one of our bestselling authors at Thomas Nelson, during the time I was publisher, president, […]
Are You Letting Hurtful Words Sabotage Your Success?
We all know our words are powerful. We can slice someone to pieces with just a few syllables. That’s bad enough, but what happens when we turn that power on ourselves? As a young man, the writer Peter Leonard showed a short story to his famous father, novelist Elmore Leonard. Instead of encouraging his son, […]
How to Coach Your Boss
Much has been written on the topic of coaching employees. But very little has been written on the topic of coaching your boss. Here are eight suggestions for doing so.
The Number One Way Leaders Get Derailed
Recently, I wrote about how leaders must learn to handle criticism and overlook offenses. I think this is the number one way that leaders can get derailed and rendered ineffective.
Don’t Wrestle with Pigs
Recently, I was tempted to respond to a blogger who had attacked my company. As I was considering what I to say, I heard a politician on the radio responding to an opponent who had called him a liar.