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A Weekend Update: 7/26 TO 7/30

I was just looking at this years lineup for the Global Leadership Summit. The firepower of the presenters is off the charts. For example, Malcom Gladwell is speaking on The Urgency of the… Continue reading

What’s More Important to Success than Leadership Skills

You’re a colossal screw-up if you believe success hinges on skills. It doesn’t matter how skilled you are at delegating, for example, if you’re a dishonest jerk-hole. Hitler was an exceptional communicator. Skills… Continue reading

7 Ways to Be a Happy Leader Today

Life at an amusement park gets boring. A party every night turns to monotony. The pursuit of frivolous happiness inevitably evolves from delight to boredom to burden. A busy life is not necessarily… Continue reading

The Quick Path from Negative to Positive Emotion for Leaders and Teams

Our granddaughter and her friends feel sad and stressed these days. Who could blame them? She’s sixteen. Dahlia happily told us about her new job while we ate lunch. She waits tables at… Continue reading

How to Experience the Vitality of Being True to Yourself

The #1 regret of the dying is, “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” The only way to be true to yourself… Continue reading

If Most Leaders are Average, What Does that Say About You and Your Team

An inordinate need to win reflects a need for superiority. For example, I stopped playing basketball with my sons when they regularly beat me. We shot around, but no more 1:1 games. Leaders… Continue reading