Category Archive: Leading

How to Manage and Maximize Gifted Jerk-Holes

Fitting in is unsophisticated self-sabotage, but effectively standing out requires finesse. “None of us is dumb as all of us.” Astronaut Mark Kelly* Gifted jerk-holes: Like black holes, jerk-holes suck life out of the… Continue reading

How the Republican Committee Ticked Me Off – But the Issue wasn’t Them

Some conversations invigorate – others exasperate. The difference is aspiration, values, and talent. Years ago, the Republican Committee* asked, “If we put you forward for this elected office, what will you do for… Continue reading

What Happens When People Feel Devalued: The Tooth Fairy Pillow Debacle

“The struggle to feel valued is one of the most insidious and least acknowledged issues in organizations.” Tony Schwartz Ellasyn, our youngest granddaughter, couldn’t believe her ears when Mimi offhandedly suggested, “Why don’t… Continue reading

The Pleasure of God – Overcome Misery and Feel Joy

Miserable leaders have miserable teams. “I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast! And when I run, I feel His pleasure.” 1924 Olympic Gold Medalist in the… Continue reading

Inside Your Customer’s Imagination: The Leadership Side

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Chip Bell to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of his new book, Inside Your Customer’s Imagination:… Continue reading

Living for Something Bigger than Yourself: The Obsession of Successful Leaders

Rise above self-obsession so you can live for something bigger than yourself. You might be self-obsessed if you: Always know the “right” way. Can’t take criticism. Make excuses for your flaws, frailties, and… Continue reading