5 Powers of Purpose: Lessons from a Toothbrush

Yesterday, with the toothbrush in my mouth, I asked myself, “Why do you brush your teeth?” ‘Why’ connects purpose to action. Why brush your teeth: Prevent cavities. Avoid bad breath. Keep your teeth.… Continue reading

The John Wooden Way: 5 Lessons (Plus What if Your Mentor seems Wrong)

Five Lessons: The John Wooden Way #1. How you think “Seek wisdom – understand how the quality of your thinking determines the quality of your philosophy about the fundamentals that guide your work… Continue reading

How Leaders are Made Wise and Why We Often Remain Foolish

“How often must I tell you that we are made wise not by the recollections of our past, but by the responsibilities of our future.” (Back to Methuselah, by George Bernard Shaw) Any… Continue reading

5 Performance Saboteurs You Can Solve Quickly

You go further when you drop the saboteur you carry on your back. 1. The saboteur of getting up late: A frantic morning is the beginning of a distracted day. “I wake up… Continue reading

How to turn Negative Rumination into Useful Reflection

We all know people who slither down the rabbit hole of bad memories and wriggle out frazzled on the other side. Ruminations shape responses and attitudes. The future reflects the rumination of the… Continue reading

Limits to Transparency – Don’t Forget to Close the Bathroom Door

Transparency enables and strengthens connection and trust. But everything doesn’t need to be known or shown. Close the door on oversharing: If you’re the boss… #1. Don’t show your scar. I remember visiting… Continue reading