Category Archive: Commitment

Rethink Your New Year’s Resolution Before it’s too Late

You respect yourself less when you break commitments you make to yourself. New Year’s resolutions seduce us into decisions that undermine self-respect. Don’t like doesn’t work: You don’t like your weight. You hate… Continue reading

The 5 Powers of Shared Commitment

A leader who refuses to call for shared commitment embraces pointless turmoil. An inability to create shared commitments propels you toward frantic mediocrity. The doorway to meaningful achievement swings on the hinges of… Continue reading

How to Show Up as Your Best Self Today

Leaders are too concerned about doing everything right. Focus on showing up as your best self if you aspire to do things right. Justifications for worst-self leadership: #1. Burning hair. You can’t bring… Continue reading

80% Fail – Just Quit Now and Begin Again

New Year’s resolutions are the triumph of optimism over experience. Why not quit now and begin again realistically? When New Year’s comes around, gyms fill up. Regulars are frustrated. But don’t worry. In… Continue reading

10 Truths About Commitment That Enlarge Leadership

If it feels like you’re pushing ropes, the problem is commitment. You’re doomed to disappointment, stress, and frustration when you pressure people to do things they aren’t committed to do. Coerced commitments are… Continue reading

When to Just Shut Up and Do It

I hate it when leaders respond to concerns or resistance with, “Just shut up and do it.” But sometimes NIKE is right, Just do it. Just shut up and do it: Discomfort is… Continue reading