Category Archive: Courage

Which Comes First – Quantity or Quality

“The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the… Continue reading

How to Help Those Who Feel Burned by a Controlling Leader

Controlling to one is liberating to another. All leaders disappoint. Some are too controlling. Others are too hands-off. Your response to disappointing leadership impacts the trajectory of your career. Controlling leaders: Disrespect and… Continue reading

You Might Be a Psycho-Employee If …

After reading 7 Ways to Deal with a Psycho Boss, a friend suggested I write about psycho-employees. You might be a psycho-employee if you use your wife’s urine to pass a drug test… Continue reading

Dear Dan: Can You Say More About the Ungrateful List

Dear Dan, Can you say more about the “I’m ungrateful list” – what might be on it and how to use it? I want to know more! Irene (I used the term “Ungrateful… Continue reading

Jim Collins: Stung by a Life-Changing Comment

It was 1988. Jim Collins was a first year faculty at Stanford. Jim writes, “… I sought out Professor John Gardner for guidance on how I might become a better teacher. Gardner, former… Continue reading

Dear Dan: An Employee Yelled at Me

Dear Dan, I read your blog everyday and need some advice! I believe I am leading a narcissist. She lost it today and called me a name when I provided feedback on a… Continue reading