Four Things to do When Leading but Losing

Four Things to do When Leading but Losing Friends, In March Madness, 67* teams get Mad and one gets crowned the champ.  Lousy odds!  It gets worse, though:  in every single opening round game where a #1 seed has faced a #16 seed team, the 16 seed has lost (108 in a row). Sometimes you’re … Continued

How should you say – or should you say – I Quit

How should you say – or should you say – I Quit Friends, Smith’s first name is Greg.  He spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs, where he says he “had the privilege of advising two of the largest hedge funds on the planet, five of the largest asset managers in the United States, and three of … Continued

How Could You Lead With $50?

Friends, How Could You Lead With $50 Leigha Beckman stunned me – in a happy way last week. She’s an intern and we’ve tasked her to bring a fresh, analytical approach to “Reading for Leading.” Next week we’ll send you her survey to help me keep RFL relevant and excellent for you. But last week, … Continued

Testing Your Leadership Power

Testing Your Leadership Power Friends, I think I was wrong last week when I called Fr. Mark’s wonderfully crazy move an act of trust.  If you missed last week’s RFL, I told how our pastor at St. Augustine’s in Oakland, California flipped the service – and all cautious rationality – on its head by randomly distributing … Continued