Category Archive: Humility

Self-Consciousness: Solving the Hidden Hinderance to Enjoyment and Performance

The more energy you expend worrying about yourself, the less energy you have to make a difference in the world. Self-consciousness drains energy, enjoyment, and effectiveness. Self-consciousness is your inner voice telling you… Continue reading

The Joyful Pleasures and Shameful Permissions of Comparison

They say you shouldn’t compare yourself with others, but sometimes comparing is unblemished enjoyment. When your car outshines your neighbor’s, talking about cars is pleasurable, for example. Pleasure of comparison: On a trip… Continue reading

The Most Neglected and Misunderstood Tool of Leadership

Your most powerful tool of influence isn’t a strategy or technique. It’s a person. Your most powerful tool of influence is you. Brene’ Brown, author of, Daring Greatly, writes, “We must dare to show… Continue reading

Lying Leaders Are More Common than you Think

Men who say they love ties are liars, just like women with deformed toes love red-soled high heels. If clothes make the man, he’s pitiful. If clothes make the woman, she’s self-deceived. No… Continue reading

The Secret to Managing Your Schedule isn’t about Your Calendar

The vulgarity of busyness destroys effectiveness. Life is a burning ant hill in many organizations. But crazy schedules reflect people, not time management skills. Life is manageable only when you manage your calendar.… Continue reading

5 Ways to Lead like the Blue Footed Booby

The first Bishop of Panama, Tomas de Berlanga, discovered the Galapagos Islands in 1535 by accident. He was on his way to Peru, but currents carried the ship to the home of the… Continue reading