How to Identify a Leadership Mistake You’re Making Right Now

  • Annoyance (general discomfort)
  • Defensiveness (reacting with unfounded or irrelevant justifications)
  • Confusion (bewilderment, unclear thinking)
  • Emotional flooding (Usually anger, fear, or anxiety)
  • Avoidance (avoiding people or conversations)
  • Unreasonable standards (high standards not based on guiding principles)
  • Unfounded stories (justifications based on assumptions)
  • Forgetfulness of opposing points (failure to recall counter arguments you believe are wrong)



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Travis Newcomb

Travis Newcomb


Thoughts on the personal & leadership challenges faced in rapidly growing organizations. (Apple, Chime, Eventbrite, Cisco, …)