The Badass Award and Other Ways to Make Hard Work Enjoyable

Hard work is more rewarding than easy work, but no one can give 100% effort 100% of the time. How to make hard work enjoyable: #1. Notice the extra mile. Hard work has… Continue reading

7 Ways to Give Advice that Helps

Telling people what to do is giving direction, but advice-giving is a conversation. Wise advice changes lives. 7 ways to give advice that helps: #1. Know your own struggles. Authentic advice comes from… Continue reading

5 Blind-spots that Sink Your Boat Pt. 2

A leader with blind-spots will one day realize that he/she is the reason for the holes in the boat. Everyone spends too much time bailing water when leaders have blind-spots. Work is harder,… Continue reading

5 Blind-Spots That Sink Your Boat

Blind-spots are like rowing a boat that’s full of holes, but you can’t find the holes. If you don’t see the holes in the boat, you’ll sink and wonder why. You’ll bail to… Continue reading

The One Behavior that Most Advances Your Leadership

Seeking feedback is at the top of the biggest leadership failures. (The Leadership Challenge) Everytime I’m asked about giving feedback, I ask, “What are you doing to seek feedback?” I do this because… Continue reading

7 Dangers of Weakness and Why You Undervalue Your Strength

The illusion of competence is deadly to successful leadership. Experience, success, position, and power give you the deadly illusion that you are good at nearly everything. But you’re exceptional only at one or… Continue reading