Category Archive: Interview

The Cure for Pessimism

I’m a huge fan of “just go do something,” but a world filled with options and uncertainty paralyzes. When fear prevents the next step, pessimism prevails. Pessimists can’t lead. “The more fearful we… Continue reading

A Horse With No Legs

Great goals are great beginnings but goals alone never reach great endings. “Move beyond goals; focus on specific tasks.” Dean Brenner in “Share the Sandbox” A goal without action items is a horse… Continue reading

Top Ten Marks of Lousy Leaders

Image source David Lewis, co-author of The Pin Drop Principle, told me he was exposed to poor leadership when he was in his early twenties. “Back then everything was a race and all… Continue reading

Lessons from the End of the Rope

Your failure-to-success journey is the most interesting thing about you. All successful leaders stumble, fall, and climb out of the ash heap only to be better for it. Flaunt it; don’t hide it. Facades… Continue reading

Women Don’t Take Risks Like Men

They determined the single most important thing about leadership is the ability to take risks. If you can’t take risks you can’t lead. What happened next angered Alyse Nelson, President and CEO of… Continue reading

How to Find the Heart of Business

If you don’t know why you are here, how will you know what to do? Life without purpose has no dignity, no direction, and no enduring passion. What’s true for you is true for… Continue reading