Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

There are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not capable; (2) they are not interested; (3) they are both interested and capable but unable to break the glass-ceiling: an invisible career barrier, ...

Intelligence and sincerety

In order to be successful, we need two things: intelligence and sincerity. Intelligence is needed to understand what needs to be done and how, what is the best thing to do in any given situation and what is the optimal way to do it. Sincerity is needed so we can ...

Why Failure Is Good for Success

To achieve your personal best, to reach unparalleled heights, to make the impossible possible, you can’t fear failure, you must think big, and you have to push yourself. When we think of people with this mindset, we imagine the daredevils, the pioneers, the inventors, ...

How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?

The sweetest victory is the one that’s most difficult. The one that requires you to reach down deep inside, to fight with everything you’ve got, to be willing to leave everything out there on the battlefield—without knowing, until that do-or-die moment, if your ...

Being proactive

1. We can decide within ourselves how all that happens to us is going to affect us. 2. Between stimulus and response is our freedom to choose our response. 3. Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions. 4. The ability to subordinate an ...

Coaches ask questions that shine light in the right places

One of the most interesting questions I have ever been asked was during an interview to discover how I do coaching and training. Some people were modelling my coaching and training ability. They were interested not just in seeing me training and coaching but also ...