Category Archive: Encouragement

The Richest Possible Life

I went to a wedding yesterday. I sarcastically say, “I hate weddings.” In reality weddings are reunions. I know everyone in today’s image, except one. As they gathered for the shot, I started… Continue reading

The Second Question

Image source Managers first ask, “How can we best leverage current resources to achieve desired ends?” The second question is, “What do team members love doing – within the parameters of desired ends?” People… Continue reading

The Best Use of Words

Successful leaders lift people; poor leaders drain them. You either bring vitality or you exhaust. Recently a leader from a Fortune 500 company that I’ve worked with reminded me of something I wrote.… Continue reading

How to Face the Challenges of Leadership

The purpose of leadership is to identify and create the future. If you want to lead, go somewhere and take someone with you. The challenge of leadership is helping people keep up. You… Continue reading

Tapping the Untapped Power of Power

Weak leaders struggle to gain power. Insecure leaders fear losing it. Power is good, it gets things done. Power is bad when it’s used to abuse and manipulate others for selfish ends. Essential:… Continue reading

On Unicorns and Fairy Dust

I’ve rejected the “savior-leader” model but still feel pressure to be one. Savior-leaders arrive on unicorns and solve problems by sprinkling fairy dust over people and organizations. Poof! Everything is magically fixed. Internal: Internal… Continue reading