Category Archive: Humility

Your Brain has a Mind of Its Own: Brain Management Strategies

You have thoughts you would rather not think. Your mind wanders like a cat looking for mice. You know you know something but can’t remember it. You tell yourself to forget a bad… Continue reading

Shaping Influences Make You

Everything you will become began with others. Your parents are the first shaping influence in your life. Many others followed. Teachers, friends, coaches, mentors, bosses, co-workers, even brief interactions with strangers contribute to who… Continue reading

How to Defeat a Small Grinchy Heart – Four Things Big Hearted Leaders Learn

“And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day.” Dr. Seuss It wasn’t that the Grinch wanted to experience joy. He just… Continue reading

3 Things We Get Wrong About Humility

Humility and I stand beside each other like strangers on an elevator. We glance sideways, but we don’t stand close. The only thing I say is, “Have a good day,” when I step… Continue reading

You Have More Than you Think – Turkey’s Revenge

We were poor college students, over 1,600 miles from home, when my wife and I celebrated our first Thanksgiving. I’ll never forget how proud we felt to host Dave Tricky, a fellow student,… Continue reading

The Five Stages of Decline

You might feel like Superman, but kryptonite is real. Success goes sideways when leaders feel invincible. 5 companies that were great once: Borders Sears & Roebuck Blockbuster (Blockbuster has 1 store in Bend,… Continue reading