Supergirl on Being Overshadowed by a Super-Leader

One of my favorite new shows last year was Supergirl. You may feel that I’m partial to superhero-based shows (click here to learn more), but…

James Corden and the Three Ways to Be a Larger-Than-Life Leader

When people think about the “ultimate leader,” there is a tendency to consider the larger-than-life individuals who invigorate a room with their charisma, omnipotence, and…

How Much Do We Owe Our Early Influencers?

I’m currently undergoing a crisis of conscience. Maybe you can help. Early in my career, I had a manager/mentor who was integral in shaping my…

J.J. Abrams on Establishing Boundaries

I recently witnessed a manager delegating work without any apparent limits or parameters. At first glance, this seemed liberating. The employee had total freedom to…

Weekender: Mr. T on Pitying Fools

Welcome to another edition of leadersayswhat’s the Weekender, a link of thought to start your weekend on the right track. Why just a link (versus…