Category Archive: Change

Dissatisfaction isn’t the Problem – How to Handle Dissatisfaction

If you aren’t currently disappointed with someone or something, you will be soon. Aspiration is dissatisfaction. Dissatisfaction is inevitable. Collecting unhappiness is a choice. Make dissatisfaction useful before it suffocates effectiveness. 5 reasons… Continue reading

Dear Dan: I Feel Excluded and Disrespected

Dear Dan, Years ago, my boss was receptive to my opinions regarding changes in the office. We maintained a warm, professional relationship. However, in recent years, I have noticed that she does not… Continue reading

How to Never Waste a Good Crisis

Leaders are developing a healthy case of humility during COVID-19. Frankly, it’s a good thing because lousy leadership is rooted in ego. Success followed by admiration tests character. An ancient Jewish proverb puts… Continue reading

3 Hard-and-Fast Rules for Dealing with Negative People

Negative people stir the slop and smell the same stink over and over. It’s exhausting.   3 hard-and-fast rules for dealing with negative people: #1. The three-time rule: It’s your responsibility when Dark… Continue reading

12 Questions that Expose the Real Problem

The real problem is the pattern. Pattern recognition is the issue when the same problem keeps coming back. 12 questions to expose destructive patterns: What do others say to you that you repeatedly… Continue reading

3 Ways to Shift Your Thinking Before You Implode

Hardening of the thought process happens when established ways of thinking dominate conversations about change. Thinking shifts when you admit: “It’s not working.” “Working harder won’t work.” Thinking needs to shift when: A… Continue reading