People justify their judgement once they tag you with a reputation.
Reputation is the way people think of you.
Tension between Dreamers and Doers is predictable and useful. Unfortunately, when misunderstood, tension creates drama and feels personal.
Limiting beliefs produce limited results.
How might leaders overcome limiting beliefs?
Give control. You’ll be more confident if you give control.
The easiest thing leaders do is get things done.
Leaders are ineffective if all they do is get things done.
Supporting people who drift encourages drifting and de-motivates high achievers. Team members who tolerate weaknesses under the guise of supporting the boss.
Compassionate supporters and negative haters often employ similar behaviors that produce the same results.
Compassionate supporters avoid conflict and shrink from causing pain.
Agree with people when they point out their own weaknesses.
Frank says, “I’m not decisive.” Say, “I agree.
Everyone has more weaknesses than strengths.
You can’t ignore your weaknesses and succeed.
The people who take you further may irritate you the most.
People who want change tend to complain.
Leaders lean in when I talk about teams with pull.
How might leaders build pull into their teams?
Janice Kaplan cried on New Year’s Eve.
I can’t think of a single New Years when I cried because I didn’t want the year to end.
Pessimists think optimists are monkeys catching elephants in a trapeze act without a net.
You never get ahead by burying your head in the sand.
However, CEOs with the highest EQ scores outperform their low EQ colleagues.
One symptom of low emotional intelligence is discounting negative feedback regarding low EQ.
However, CEO with the highest EQ scores outperform their low EQ colleagues.
Look for leaders with forward-facing curiosity.
Smart people become dimwits when leaders ask why-questions.
Pessimistic leaders are almost right. Avoid leaders who habitually say, “Things will work out,” but don’t plan for success.
If you think it’s difficult to have a tough conversation today, waiting makes it worse. Poor performance, bad behaviors, and difficult situations continue until leaders speak up.
There’s a thin line between stubborn and persistent. Why even think about alternatives when your way is the ‘right’ way.
Maybe you should stop fighting your inner critic. Maybe you have even more.