Category Archive: Leading

What’s More Important to Success than Leadership Skills

You’re a colossal screw-up if you believe success hinges on skills. It doesn’t matter how skilled you are at delegating, for example, if you’re a dishonest jerk-hole. Hitler was an exceptional communicator. Skills… Continue reading

The Quick Path from Negative to Positive Emotion for Leaders and Teams

Our granddaughter and her friends feel sad and stressed these days. Who could blame them? She’s sixteen. Dahlia happily told us about her new job while we ate lunch. She waits tables at… Continue reading

How to Experience the Vitality of Being True to Yourself

The #1 regret of the dying is, “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” The only way to be true to yourself… Continue reading

If Most Leaders are Average, What Does that Say About You and Your Team

An inordinate need to win reflects a need for superiority. For example, I stopped playing basketball with my sons when they regularly beat me. We shot around, but no more 1:1 games. Leaders… Continue reading

Week Highlights: 7/19 to 7/23

This week all my posts focused on stress. For your convenience – just in case you missed one – all the posts are listed below with links. “Remember that stress doesn’t come from… Continue reading

How to Navigate the Gap Between Responsibility and Ability

The gap between responsibility and ability is where stress lives. Your boss assigns a task that stretches your skillset or overstuffs your schedule – stress! Two factors influence your response to stressful situations… Continue reading