What if Self-Love is Conceit – The Purpose of Self-Love

Self-love is, according to the song, the greatest love of all. But self-love isn’t an end itself, especially for leaders. The lyric goes on, “I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s… Continue reading

How to Design a Path Forward when You Feel Like the Chief Plate Spinner

Plate spinners run from one crisis to the next. One plate spins up, another nearly falls. The threat of broken plates makes watching fun – unless it’s not an act. Spinning plates is… Continue reading

A 5-Step Plan for Seeking Input For Leaders Who Tend to Exclude People

You’re spending time with people whether you seek input or not. You invest time including people, or you squander time resolving the consequences of excluding them. Excluding people creates a self-inflicted crisis. Excuses… Continue reading

Thought Leaders – An Unused Pond Stinks

Occasionally, I’m asked if I consider myself to be a thought leader. Some ask how I became a thought leader. Recently, I was asked where the courage to be a thought leader comes… Continue reading

A Five-Minute Creativity Workout that Helps you Change the Future

Unimaginative leaders repeat the past. Creative leaders change the future. Creative leaders are better problem solvers. “The only sustainable competitive advantage – for individuals and companies – is creativity,” Josh Linkner “With creativity,… Continue reading

Mental Strength: How to Build Confidence that Fortifies Against Burnout

Lack of confidence causes stress; prolonged stress causes burnout. According to a Wall Street Journal article, a recent Harvard Medical School study revealed that 96% of senior leaders reported feeling burned out on some level,… Continue reading