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How to Think Like a Leader

Your mind is a ship without a sail about half the time. Ask, “What are you thinking about?” and people often say, “Nothing.” But that’s not true. A mind adrift seldom thinks good… Continue reading

7 Ways to Help People Pivot from Negative to Positive

To get the ball rolling at the beginning of presentations, I share my cellphone number and ask people to text me fun questions. Serious questions come later. 2 fun questions I recently received:… Continue reading

Lessons in Connecting from a Black Bear Encounter

I kept bees for a few years but gave up after the bears found them. Occasionally I sat beside the hive just to watch them work. One summer day, while working the hive,… Continue reading

Bacon Inspires Boldness and Makes Things Better

I don’t know who looked at pig belly and said, “Lets rub that with salt, fry it, and eat it,” but I’m thankful. Maybe it was the same person who said, “You can… Continue reading

How Unhappy People Lead

I prefer happiness to sadness. But what if sadness is an asset? Unhappy leaders: Martin Luther King Jr. tried to commit suicide twice before he was 13. (Time) (Winston Churchill’s) creative-depressive personality meant… Continue reading

5 Principles that Expand and Sustain Your Leadership

Success includes good fortune. But HBR author Amy Jen Su believes long-term success goes beyond luck and includes five practical principles. Purpose. Process. People. Presence. Peace. She explained her ideas in our recent… Continue reading