Preventing failure only matters if you’re moving forward.
A leader worth following energizes people even when it’s raining.
Social confirmation validates worth and extends influence.
Listening leaders are better leaders.
I interrupt when I don’t like what I am hearing.
The chronically defensive can’t benefit from helpful suggestions or constructive feedback.
If we understood the pervasive power of conversations, we’d open our mouths with greater care.
The blank stare that comes over their face when they’re thinking.
Work is stressful enough.
The false peace of not saying what you really think eventually sucks the life out of you.
You’re surrounded by imperfection. Everyone has a handful of strengths and a bucketful of weaknesses.
It seems faster to make decisions on your own, especially when others don’t think like you.
Defeat comes in tiny steps. Jerk-holes usually become jerks slowly.
Good leaders know how to challenge and support people
You’re trying to help someone see the light, but nothing changes.
Not all questions express genuine curiosity.