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4 Simple Ways to Quiet a Need to Be Liked

Enjoy it, but don’t need to be liked. You live life at the whim of others when you need to be liked. You can’t succeed as a leader when your need to be… Continue reading

5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Stress

Chronic stress corrodes your brain. Stress in large doses makes you stupid. Some parts of your brain shrink under the influence of prolonged stress.* Chronic stress lowers brain power and emotional responsiveness. 5… Continue reading

Community Village: 7 Ways Village Builders Win

You live an impoverished life apart from a village. Life on your own is empty. The richest possible life turns toward community. You need a community to flourish. Life is better when you… Continue reading

The Single Best Way to Respond to Questions

Hire people who ask questions. They’re smarter than people who don’t. Some leaders don’t have time for questions. Others are afraid of questions. They think, “What if I don’t have the answer?” Some… Continue reading

3 Ways to Choose Happiness

Bobby McFerrin sang, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” You’re a better leader when you choose happiness and break the glum-leader syndrome. Should you pursue happiness? No. People who focus on being happy are less… Continue reading

5 Steps to Making Habits that Create Your Future

Making habits is easier than breaking habits. “You are what you repeatedly do.”* The things you repeatedly do create your future. Tell me the things you do every day and I’ll tell you… Continue reading