Category Archive: Encouragement

5 Ways to Lead with a Big Heart

I’ve always admired leaders who handle heavy responsibility with heart. Some leaders put on masks and lose themselves to the expectation of others. But leaders with heart bear the load of responsibility with… Continue reading

Four Ways to Keep Going When You Feel Like Quitting

“I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.” Vincent Van Gogh 4 ways to keep going when you feel… Continue reading

How to Compete Like a Leader

Male cardinals attack reflections. At first, I thought they were admiring themselves in the mirrors on my truck. As time passed, I realized they were attacking their reflection. Focusing on the wrong competitor… Continue reading

5 Secrets that Expand Your Ability to Lead

Successful leaders think more about relationships and less about technical skills. Expanding your leadership is about people. 5 secrets that expand your ability to lead: #1. Value casual interactions. If you and your… Continue reading

The Danger of Public Criticism and the Power of Social Confirmation

I was greeting audience members before a presentation when one asked, “What makes you qualified to give this presentation?” “Thanks for asking,” is my typical response when I need a second to think.… Continue reading

Partly Cloudy or Partly Sunny – How to Energize Others

You see yourself as sunny. Others think you’re cloudy. The way you occur to others and the way you perceive yourself are two different things. When you look at the sky: According to… Continue reading