Humble Leaders Do These Things

If you’ve read this blog any length of time, heard me speak, been involved in any of my leadership development programs, or certainly if we’ve worked together in a coaching or consulting context, you know how huge I think vulnerability is as it relates to leadership, culture, and just being a human being. One huge[…]

What to Do When a Teammate Doesn’t Respect You

You know they don’t respect you. Maybe they parked in your parking spot. You know, the parking spot that’s not marked just for you, but that everyone should know not to park in because it’s just for you. Maybe they lumped you in with other, lesser humans on the “To” line in an email when[…]

self awareness

13 Questions to Increase Your Self-Awareness

Often, when I’m giving a talk at a conference or working with a team, the issue of self-awareness comes up. It’s something that’s central to servant leadership and foundational to so many other critical leadership competencies. But it can also seem a bit elusive, and so sometimes, someone will say something like this to me: “I’m[…]


You Can Make the World a Better Place

What if you — yes, you — could make the world a better place? People all over the place talk about wanting to do that. They descend into an existential funk trying to figure out how they can do that. But guess what? There’s an answer. If you’re a leader, you can do your part[…]