Category Archives: Habits

Good Habits #29: Smile

By | February 25, 2017

[February 25, 2017]  Someone once said that a smile is the language of kindness and that is certainly true.  Leaders of all stripes, to be successful, smile in order to be both approachable and motivational.  This is achieved easily for those willing to take the simple step of smiling.  Recent interpretations of ancient writings tell us that a… Read More »

Real Leaders Get Their Hands Dirty

By | October 6, 2016

[October 6, 2016]  … and that’s how they get things done!  The expectations and hopes of any organization (or society) depends upon the quality and experience of its leaders.  Regardless of position – junior manager, mid-grade officer, or senior leader – the commitment of a leader to get their hands dirty is intimately connected to how well that… Read More »

Insults, Leadership, and Gold Star Parents

By | August 26, 2016

[August 26, 2016]  Regular readers of this column know that I often advise against insulting people; regardless of who they are or whether they deserve it.  I’ve written about it (see links here, here, and here) and mentored other leaders to avoid it.  Insults are generally counterproductive; insults are divisive, an immature tactic, and rarely produce positive results… Read More »