Category Archive: Gratitude

7 Surprising Things Successful Leaders Stop Doing that Make Leadership Easier

It doesn’t take a genius to make hard work painful. Sometimes success is about stopping something. 7 surprising things successful leaders stop doing: Don’t… #1. Stick to your guns no matter what. Some… Continue reading

7 Universal Principles that Explain the Persistent Problems of Leadership

7 universal principles: #1. If you’re persistently exhausted, you’re doing too many things. Reflections for exhausted leaders: What needs to be true for you to rest? What time will you stop working today?… Continue reading

6 Things I Learned (or relearned) in 2020

6 things I learned (or relearned) in 2020 #1. Contribute: Tom Rath answered my long-nagging concerns about self-indulgent-passion-following by focusing on contributing. The question is how to use your talent to make the… Continue reading

Where is the Power to Face the Future with Courage and Gratitude

The future is inhabited by phantoms. Hoping for clarity, stability, or security amplifies anxiety. Nostalgia pulls you toward a glamorized past. But the future, like the ghost of Christmas Yet To Come, never… Continue reading

5 Things I Learned From 30 Days of Gratitude

My gratitude practice: Record one point of gratitude every day. (It must be written, not simply thought.) Lessons from 30 days of gratitude: #1. Gratitude is disproportionately beneficial. Overall, November was more enjoyable… Continue reading

You Have to See This – An Experiment in Gratitude

Gratefulness turns unhappiness on its head. People run toward gratefulness and away from ingratitude. Thankfulness feels like love.Ungratefulness feels like hate. Gratitude invites.Ingratitude repels. Gratitude transforms. Gratitude project: Think of someone who has… Continue reading