Category Archive: Anger

How to Deal with People Who Drive You Crazy

Crazy people are everywhere. Changing jobs won’t help. Deal with them now, or deal with them later. You can’t escape! 12 Crazies: Dramatic Dennis thinks everything’s a crisis. Helpful Helen doesn’t know what… Continue reading

How to Turn Frustration into Positive Direction

Frustration is unrealized potential. Frustration drives ineffective leaders backward, inward, and downward. Backward facing frustration reacts against an unsatisfying past. Top leaders disappointed. Results fell short. Teammates hung you out to dry. Progress… Continue reading

10 Ways to Maximize Bad Experiences

A young leader writes, “How do you recover from bad experiences with leadership in a previous job, and from having trust in leadership demolished as a result?” The value of trust is seen… Continue reading

Five Ways Bad Bosses Make You Look Bad

Negative responses to a bad boss hurt you more than it hurts them. The person you consistently complain about brands you. If you let them, bad bosses control your: Speech. Attitude. Behavior. Contribution. Future. Do… Continue reading

8 Growth Principles that Transform Leadership

Radical growth is the messiest – most painful – part of leadership. Death precedes life. Incremental growth is walking down familiar paths carrying the same assumptions. But, the first – real step –… Continue reading

Resolving Tension Between Young and Old Leaders

“You’re challenge is giving control to young leaders.”  (Spoken to an old leader at lunch three years ago.) He was a quiet gentleman. It was like I had reached across the table and… Continue reading