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[…]

don't stop fighting

Don’t. Stop. Fighting.

Maybe the moment was last year. Maybe it was last month. Maybe it was last night. Maybe it’s right now. Maybe it’s been an ongoing, seems-to-never-end, series of moments that have been drubbing you over the head for what feels like an eternity. There’s a simple message you need to hear. Don’t. Stop. Fighting. Maybe[…]

leech leaders leadership

Leader or Leech? 5 Ways to Tell.

Some “leaders” are just flat-out leeches. Leech leaders, if you will. Kind of a gross mental picture, to be sure; but given that this type of leader can suck the very lifeblood out of an organization, leech leader seems apropos. You can tell a lot about leaders by how they treat an organization. Is the organization there for[…]


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[…]