Category Archive: Anger

How to Keep Elephants out of the Hall

Image source There’s a bull elephant in the hall. He first appeared as a nit but problems almost always grow. Everyone sees the problem but no one’s talking. Successful leaders point out the… Continue reading

Five things that tick me off!

I’m declaring this “Whining Wednesday,” again.  About 7 months ago I had great fun getting a few things off my chest. Many readers enjoyed adding their own irritations to my list. Don’t bother… Continue reading

Frustration is a good thing?

Frustration, dissatisfaction, disappointment, and discontent are good things, in the face of mediocrity. I’ll concede that contentment is usually better than frustration. It expresses self-confidence, self-knowledge, and acceptance of the way things are.… Continue reading

Shutting others out

An employee stops interacting with fellow employees. A son or daughter slams their door and won’t come out. What’s it mean when normal social patterns shift and someone pulls away? Isolation may mean… Continue reading

Dealing with disagreements

All leaders encounter disagreements. Additionally, some situations require leaders to create disagreements and in others they work to solve them. Leaders not only encounter disagreements, they land in the center of some. Additionally,… Continue reading

Undo?

This is the “U” installment of the leadership series, “Alphabet for Leaders.” During my college days I turned my car in front of another car. The front of the other guy’s car and… Continue reading