Category Archive: Courage

How to Ride a Bike – Where Courage Comes From

Between theory and practice is anxiety. It’s comfortable learning about riding a bike, even exciting. But, getting on the seat for the first time takes courage. I asked several leaders, “How does one… Continue reading

How to End the Frustration of Recurring Problems

Frustrated leaders complain about having the same conversation. “We’ve talked about this problem over and over.” Repetition creates the path of least resistance like rivers eventually wear channels in stone. Pattern reflection: Tell… Continue reading

The Cost and Opportunity of Standing-With

You put yourself on the line when you stand-with. Some of my proudest memories are of people I’ve stood-with when it would have been easier to walk-away. I’m not special. It’s likely you’ve… Continue reading

The Nefarious Danger of Avoiding People

Introverts enjoy people but need time to recharge after being in groups. This post is not about them. I’m talking about withdrawal for nefarious reasons. The meaning of nefarious isolation: Early in life… Continue reading

The Hot Iron Effect: How to Learn From Negative Experience

Melted synthetics cling to the bottom of some hotel irons. When the iron gets hot, the residue stains your clothes. I learned this the hard way. My experience with irons also taught me… Continue reading

How to Be a Smart Novice and Stop Hurting Yourself and Others

Novelty makes novices of us all. Every time you try something new, you’re a novice all over again. Dangers of inexperience: You thought you understood parenting until you had children. You thought you… Continue reading