Category Archives: Authenticity

Don’t Lead Scared – 6 Tips for Leading Like a Badass

One sure way to kill your leadership career is to lead scared. Leading from a position of fear never brings good results. It causes you to make rash decisions, shrink from opportunities, and needlessly fight the wrong battles. The opposite … Continue reading

Posted in Ability, Attitude, Authenticity, Brand, Honesty, Integrity, Leadership, Learning, Professionalism, Success, Trust, Vulnerability | 23 Comments

How NOT to Lead – Six Lessons from Breaking Bad’s Walter White

I’m a fan of the television show Breaking Bad. If you’re not familiar with it, the show chronicles the transformation of Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) from a mild-mannered, milquetoast high-school chemistry teacher who “breaks bad” and turns into … Continue reading

Posted in Authenticity, Connectedness, Ethics, Greed, Honesty, Integrity, Leadership, Narcissism, Power, Toxic Leadership, Trust | 10 Comments

Three Leadership Lessons From Comic-Con

This weekend was the annual Comic-Con event that’s held every summer here in San Diego. Nearly a 130,000 people visit the convention that celebrates a variety of comic arts and pop culture elements like animation, horror, science fiction, television, and … Continue reading

Posted in Authenticity, Culture, Leadership, Motivation | 15 Comments

The Great Communicator – Four Ways Ronald Reagan Built Trust

On Tuesday, November 6th, those of us in the United States get to participate in the great American experiment of democratic self-government when we go to the polls to cast our ballot in the presidential election. One of the key … Continue reading

Posted in Authenticity, Beliveability, Communication, Connectedness, Leadership, Loyalty, Servant Leadership, Trust, Values | 1 Comment

Navy SEALs, Fame and the Lure of Narcissism – A Cautionary Tale for Leaders

The publication this week of No Easy Day, a book written by former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette (using the pseudonym Mark Owen) detailing his involvement in the killing of Osama bin Laden, offers a cautionary tale for leaders everywhere. How do … Continue reading

Posted in Authenticity, Culture, Ego, Ethics, Greed, Honesty, Integrity, Leadership, Narcissism, Values | 4 Comments