Category Archive: Humility

The Answer to Boredom isn’t Variety

Everyday Phil wakes up it’s February 2 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania – Groundhog Day.  That’s what happens to Phil Connors (Bill Murray) in the comedy classic, Groundhog Day. Maybe you feel like it’s 2:00… Continue reading

4 Self-Limiting Statements You Must Stop Saying Today

#1. Stop saying, “I didn’t have time.” Everyone has enough time. Refusing to accept reality is belligerent insanity. Two reasons you say, “I didn’t have enough time.”: You over-estimate your talent and abilities.… Continue reading

How to Look Smart When Seeking Advice

Don’t worry. You won’t look stupid if you seek advice. There’s wisdom in not-knowing. Ancient wisdom: Research agrees with ancient wisdom. Advice-seeking is smart. And it makes you look smart when done skillfully.… Continue reading

How to Thrive When You Feel The Sting of Unfairness

Unfairness abounds in organizational life. Your company merged with a competitor and your position was eliminated. You didn’t get the promotion. It’s not fair. You never thrive when unfairness derails your focus and… Continue reading

The Mirrors That Help You See Yourself

Ego sees others but not itself. Egoless is a silly myth. Ego serves leaders well when self-interest drives service. But ego has a dark side. You have an ego problem if: Fault-finding comes… Continue reading

I’m Successful Because I’ve Been Wrong

A leader explained, “One reason I’ve been successful this year is I’ve been wrong a lot.” One of the best ways to expand your leadership is by be wrong publicly. When was the… Continue reading