Category Archive: Failure

How to Respond Skillfully to the Three Types of Failure

The most instructive moment in organizational life is failure. Success teaches you to repeat things, but responsible failure turns on the lights. 4 things NOT to do when someone fails: Don’t cover your… Continue reading

A Formula for Your Best Day Ever Pt. I

A lousy day begins: Tired. “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” Vince Lombardi/George Patton Hurried. Anxious. Unfocused – scattered. Filled with recurring frustrations and disappointments. Wouldn’t you love to wake up eager for… Continue reading

Rethink Your New Year’s Resolution Before it’s too Late

You respect yourself less when you break commitments you make to yourself. New Year’s resolutions seduce us into decisions that undermine self-respect. Don’t like doesn’t work: You don’t like your weight. You hate… Continue reading

Hurt, Didn’t It? Six Skills to Master the Creative Process

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Jeff DeGraff to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of his new book, The Creative Mindset: Mastering… Continue reading

A Rut is A Grave with the Ends Kicked Out

If you enjoy unnecessary frustration, keep doing what you did. Self-imposed irrelevance is the consequence of prolonged repetition. We don’t notice when patterns become irrelevant, so we serve them to the point of… Continue reading

Making the Most of Dissatisfaction

When nagging dissatisfaction drives your leadership, teams struggle, relationships flounder, and results always disappoint. Persistent dissatisfaction eventually becomes intolerable. Escape seems the only resolution. The answer to dissatisfaction is learning to find satisfaction,… Continue reading