Category Archive: Encouragement

One Question and One Commitment that Enhance Well-Being

One question and one commitment have the power to enhance well-being in others. But first, take a look the five elements of well-being from a Gallup study that represents 98% of the world’s… Continue reading

A One Week New Year’s Resolution

“The problem with the future is it keeps turning into the present.” Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson Don’t commit to doing something for a year if you haven’t done it for a… Continue reading

What I Learned from a Week of Advice-Seeking

Those eager to give advice may not know what the heck they’re talking about. The trouble with receiving advice is YOU didn’t think of it. That makes you skeptical. It means you’re reluctant… Continue reading

What’s Wrong with Introverts

“Reflecting the prejudices in our culture, both introverts and extroverts chose extrovert as their ideal self and their ideal leader.” (Marti Olsen Laney, The Introvert Advantage)   Blindsided: I’ll never forget how blindsided… Continue reading

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

16 Ways CEOs Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Lack of effort isn’t the problem for good leaders. Smart people do dumb things and sincere leaders make stupid mistakes. 16 ways CEOs shoot themselves in the foot: #1. Going it alone. It’s… Continue reading