Category Archive: compassion

5 Answers for Leadership Loneliness

Power and position complicate relationship-building. If you’re a leader, you’re never just a buddy. Relationships are the foundation of leadership, but anyone who controls assignments, compensation, and advancement is never just a friend.… Continue reading

The Magic Statement that Gives Purpose to Whining

You hate conversations that circle the drain. You’re impatient to make things better and move the agenda forward. You don’t have time for whining. The challenge is whiners care. Some deliver great results… Continue reading

A New Chapter for Every Leader’s Journey

A coaching client suggested another chapter after reading “The Six Chapters of Every Leader’s Journey.” The six chapters in the leader’s journey: Believe you can make a difference. Engage in leading. Learn leadership… Continue reading

5 Steps to Becoming a Bosshole

You’re a bosshole if the bar is high and you kick people when they fall short. High expectation apart from kindness is cruel. Bossholes kick people when they’re down. 5 steps to becoming… Continue reading

I Know Things

Spotted on a tee shirt in a book store – “When I drink, I know things.” I turned to my wife and said, “I don’t even need to drink.” I know things: #1.… Continue reading

How to Navigate Ambiguity and Uncertainty

Uncertainty finds comfort in nostalgia. Those who run from ambiguity and uncertainty are bound to repeat the past. Uncertainty and humility: The higher you go in organizational life, the lower your tolerance for… Continue reading