Category: Leadership

Stop Saying “We”: Why You Should Say “I” and “You” More at the Office

I have a controversial opinion. The Harvard Business Review people aren’t going to like this, but professionals on teams need to stop saying “we” so much. “We aren’t doing a good enough job of supporting our customers like ACME Corporation.” “We crushed it by landing that new deal with ACME Corporation.”  “We should create a […]

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A Running List of Sayings and Quotes On Mature Leadership

In my book, Ned Stark is the foremost fantasy authority on leadership. Ned demonstrates great leadership more in his actions than in his words, but he says some things which get to the root of leadership: “Bran thought about it. ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’ ‘That is the only time a man […]

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Leadership, Ennoblement, and Why We Still Love Monarchies

There is an old idea in the Judeo-Christian tradition that humans were given dominion over the earth to rule in the image of God. It’s a remarkable idea, made more remarkable by the fact that such dominion appears to be shared by *all* humans. Later writers in the same tradition developed that idea further into the […]

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Let Nothing Shake Your Resolve To Make Decisions: Game of Thrones on Leadership

*This post contains mild spoilers for season 4 of Game of Thrones*  We’ll never come to the end of understanding leadership, in part because one truth always has a paradoxical counterpart. Good leaders are humble. Good leaders know how to take feedback. Good leaders know their limitations. Good leaders know how to admit they are wrong, […]

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