From the monthly archives:

September 2010

How will I know I’ve made it as a leader?

by Sam on September 28, 2010

I believe the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line. ~Andrew Carnegie One-Minute Answer: When George graduated from college, the job market was tough. He considered himself blessed to be hired onto a public utility operations and maintenance crew. Within two years his energetic and selfless [...]


How can I conquer this adversity at work?

by Sam on September 19, 2010

Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness–a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion. ~William Cullen Bryant One-Minute Answer: Ask this question of William Cullen Bryant and his answer may be to rejoice about your adversity because bearing up under it will build emotional muscles. Not a bad thought. [...]


Our lives begin to end the moment we are silent about the things that matter. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. One-Minute Answer: The absence of accountability is a virulent corporate epidemic. A short time a ago I sat with a team of executives who like most other teams I’ve worked with need help in getting the [...]

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How can I keep disruptive emotions in check?

by Sam on September 7, 2010

Speak when you are angry, and you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret.  ~Laurence Peter.   One-Minute Answer:  Sharp emotional intelligence is the foundation of great leadership.   The opening workshop in my Leadership Academy is “The Emotional Wiring of Great Leaders”. It centers on diagnosis and fitness in twenty-seven dimensions of emotional [...]