Category Archive: Encouragement

7 Secrets to Help People Become Better People That Actually Work

You’re a better person because someone helped you become better. It’s your turn to help others become better. I don’t blame you if working to make PEOPLE better feels awkward. We’re not talking… Continue reading

Bogus Self-Esteem and the Dangers of Shallow Praise

Whatever you do, don’t criticize or correct. You might damage someone’s self-esteem. (Sarcasm intended.) Bolstering, maintaining, and protecting self-esteem is the sacred cow of modern society. It’s a grievous evil to do anything… Continue reading

How to Hold People Accountable with Compassion

Pushovers prolong helplessness, failure, and mediocrity. But accountability with compassion fuels boldness, growth, and productivity. You demonstrate respect for people when you hold them accountable. Accountability says behaviors matter. Who wants to live… Continue reading

How to Navigate Turmoil without Sinking the Boat

Unresolved turmoil weakens the knees and squelches creativity. The companions of turmoil are frustration, helplessness, and regret. Four sources of turmoil: #1. Mandates from disconnected leadership. The people at the helm seem stupid… Continue reading

4 Ways Weakness is Advantage

Strength usually takes you further than weakness but pretending you have it all together limits opportunity and potential. Strength-based leadership is no excuse to ignore the benefits of weakness. Get over yourself. You… Continue reading

The Shocking Truth about Disrespect and How to Overcome It

Nearly 80% of people who feel disrespected are less committed*. Those who aren’t committed find fault. Those who are committed find a way. It might feel good to ‘put people in their place,’… Continue reading