Often when I find myself dissatisfied with being a leader, I trace it back to one question, “What’s in it for me?” This may be a natural question many of us ask as we evaluate options, but it is a recipe for dissatisfaction and a bad attitude for leaders.
Posts with the ‘Attitude’ tag
“I will do everything I can to help you be as successful as you want to be…right up to the point I realize I am working harder at it than your are.” I believe everyone I work with deserves my best. But at times, my desire to help them goes way beyond their desire to […]
Very few people gravitate TOWARDS someone who is a ball of stress. Most of us like to be around the person who seems to have things under control or at least has a positive perspective on life. Yet many people walk around strung tighter than a piano wire.
What is that secret sauce that creates a winner? Why do some incredibly talented people fail to launch, while some more average people become huge successes? Let’s face it, some people are winning in life and some people are losing. Winning or losing in life is not determined by inherent talent or an alignment of […]
The team was sure their boss had emotional issues. “He could fly off the handle at any minute! If he doesn’t like you, your life will be hell. He really has a bad temper.” The leader was losing his team. He called it passion. They called it unpredictable. He did not want to ignore his […]
“I deserve more!” A lot of dysfunctional attitudes can be traced back to this one statement. It is another way of saying, “I am entitled.” When I am not happy with my day, my week or my life, I can usually trace it back to a feeling of entitlement. The belief that any of us […]
In 2015, the first female graduates of the Army’s Ranger School set an example for all of us for Positivity and getting things done. They overcame unique obstacles as trailblazers in what has been an all-male enterprise. Plus, they overcame the traditional obstacles that have stopped generations of would-be male Rangers from earning the title […]
“What can I do? If I step up and try to lead my peers, I don’t think they will follow. I’m not as direct as you are Dave. ” The quote above is representative of a lot of conversations I have inside of companies who ask for my help. There are many people who know […]
Martin’s reputation for arrogance preceded him. He was assigned to our leadership team whether we wanted him to be there or not. I decided to ignore his reputation and form my own opinions about Martin. I never tried harder to like someone in my entire life. Unfortunately, the rumors about Martin were accurate. Confidence is […]
“When an archer misses the bulls eye, he doesn’t blame the target.” What is it about our human nature that causes us to seek excuses for when we fall short? Even some of the best sales people and leaders I have been around, can identify something outside of their control that caused them to miss […]