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Cows and New Gates – The Power of Unspoken Permission

The boss cow has a long line of cows behind her when they head to the barn. The grass wears away and a narrow cow sidewalk hardens under their hooves because they follow… Continue reading

How to Find Fulfillment When Work is Frustrating

Leadership is frustrating sometimes. Other times it’s fulfilling. How do leaders find fulfillment? Fulfillment isn’t a job title. I know people who have powerful job titles who aren’t fulfilled. Achievement doesn’t promise fulfillment.… Continue reading

5 Reasons You Should Stop Having One-on-Ones Immediately

Learn how to do one-on-ones well or find a career where you can work alone. Strong relationships fuel great results. 5 reasons to stop having one-on-ones: #1. Don’t have one-on-ones if you’re a… Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About “NOT” Being Yourself

Warren Bennis was brilliant when he said, “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself.” But what if you’re a jerk-hole? Perhaps you shouldn’t always ‘be yourself’. I’ve been told, for example, we… Continue reading

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