Tag Archives: fear of failing

An executive story. He goes to the doctor. Cancer. Two years and he’s gone. His wife vows never to go to the doctor again—“I’ll hear something I don’t won’t to hear.” She gets sick. No doctor. Gets worse. No doctor. … Continue reading

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The “how to” for any leadership skill will not work without dealing with the things that get in the way!  So what gets in the way? For most every leadership skill, the “how to” is a short list of simple … Continue reading

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Some leaders shoot themselves in the foot. Others aim to kill. One sure way is leading in a vacuum. Even a partial vacuum can be dangerous. Either way you’re leading in the dark. Now how smart is that? People have … Continue reading

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We received a call recently from a manager dealing with a supervisor that was going “native”.  The supervisor failed to respond when a member of her team performed poorly.    The first problem was that the manager had to bring the … Continue reading

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Every failure gets you closer to success.   Each one gets you closer to giving up.   Which will you choose?   Choosers of success hold an edge!     Recap of leader quick tip: You choose where failure leads … Continue reading

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You lead a darn good team, except for one person. You’ve talked to him, gently, several times. Nothing changes.   You know you should deal with it, but you hardly have time to breathe.    It’s the “I’ll-stop-smoking-tomorrow” or the “I’ll-start-the-diet-tomorrow” … Continue reading

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    Recap of leader quick tip: Self-mastery lets you live life fully and richly, too.   How do you get to a full and rich life, personally and as a leader?   Self-mastery begins with conscious awareness. It’s all … Continue reading

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Recap of leader quick tip: How can you master your own world without first mastering yourself? So says Patricia Aburdene, author of Megatrends 2010 and coauthor of four other Megatrends books.   What does self-mastery mean?   She answers this … Continue reading

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Recap of the Leadership Quick Tip for November 2, 2009: Can you make people enjoy their work? Below is a constructive conversation that leads to an amazing end result. You can have this too, time and time again. All you … Continue reading

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