Leadership Mistakes

Why You Need to Invite Critique Into Your Life

The simple answer is, “Blind spots.” We all have them. In the technical literature of psychology they’re referred to as “Scotomas.” A scotoma occurs when an individual can’t see something in themselves that those around them can. For example, you may perceive yourself...

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5 Hiring Mistakes You Absolutely Want to Avoid

The good news is that you want to leverage the time, talents, treasures, intellectual property, networks, etc. of other people to help grow your business. The bad news is that very few of us have a 100% success rate at hiring. In fact, most of the business owners and...

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Why You Can’t Just Be a Leader

The primary hindrance to the growth of any business is always the senior leader of that business (you can read my post on “Are You the Bottleneck?” for more on that point) because no business (or organization) can consistently perform at a level beyond the capacity of...

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Perfection, Excellence or Good Enough?

What standard do you normally shoot for? And what standard do you normally require from your employees (or vendors or outsourcers)? Do you expect Perfection? Excellence? Or are you content with “Good enough”? It’s an important question to ask and...

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Are You An Enabling Leader?

I was leading a leadership training session this morning on the eight key practices of exceptional leaders. One of the eight is that exceptional leaders, “Solve Problems and Raise Standards.” The former is remedial and the later, progressive—one fixes what’s broken...

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