Category Archive: Leading

The First Enemy of Purpose

Meaningful purpose energizes the purposeless status quo into resistance and opposition. It might be passive resistance. It might be active opposition. But the goals are the same. The goals of resistance and opposition… Continue reading

The True Power of Purpose

Purpose makes you work when others rest and keep trying when success only glimmers in the distance. A leader with purpose can’t be stopped.   Foolish: When you find purpose, you’re like a… Continue reading

The Truth about Finding Purpose

Think of someone who found purpose. Were they self-centered or other-centered?  Get out of yourself if you want to find purpose. The most surprising truth about finding purpose is it’s about others. Those… Continue reading

10 Powerful Practices That Lower Resistance to Change

Resistance to change is futile in growing organizations. Change will happen eventually. If change doesn’t happen, organizations die. Change indicates life. Death is the absence of change. 10 sources of resistance to change:… Continue reading

When to Give a Second Chance and When to Draw the Line

I give second chances reluctantly. I don’t want you on my team if you don’t work hard and bring your best. Drifters, excuse-makers, and blamers freak me out. They don’t deserve second chances.… Continue reading

Lessons in Leading-Up from a Two Year Old

Children develop leading-up skills at an early age. Most of them teach us things we shouldn’t do. Leading-up from a two-year-old’s perspective: Bargaining. “I’ll be good.” A two-year-old uses good performance as a… Continue reading