I’m part of my church’s leadership team, and the other day we discussed a leadership book. One of the book’s discussion questions was, “What are some of your gifts, and what are some of the shadows sides of those gifts?” In other words, What is your gift’s dark side? That sounds like a strange question.

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Business leaders tend to measure success by numbers. How many sales did we close? By what percentage did we grow our revenue this year? Did we hit our profit margin number last month? As a result of this tendency, leaders act as if they are accountable to those numbers. We need to change this thinking.

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I’m leading a group at work through a study of John C. Maxwell’s book, How Successful People Lead. We’re looking at Level 4 – People Development, and I’m left asking, “Am I too Selfish to Lead?” Here’s the thing. If you are like me, you like doing, producing, and getting results. What you don’t like

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As a marketer, I know words and clarity matter. As a leader, you should know that words and clarity matter. And the best way to use words is to say less and be clear. This rule is especially true for leaders. The last thing you want to do in leadership is to confuse people with

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I know. Telling someone, “Think less of yourself,” is contrary to the popular ideas of putting oneself first and believing in yourself. However, these ideas are not opposites. They complement each other. To be a good leader and a positive influence in people’s lives, we need to think less of ourselves than we usually do.

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Have you ever wondered how to get motivated and generate motivation in others? The prescription is easy to describe, but not easy to administer. First, find or define a reward. If you know there is something desirable on the line, then you will be more motivated to do the task. We are just that way.

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