Category Archive: Leading

How to Overcome the Voice of Experience

The negative impact of experience is a closed mind. The story of David and Goliath in the Hebrew Bible illustrates the power of embracing new methods when facing unexpected challenges. The voice of… Continue reading

The Amtrak Fiasco

Emotion is a fickle mistress. I’m writing this from a hotel where I hadn’t planned to stay. At first, I was angry at Amtrak for canceling the train. When I laid down last… Continue reading

How to Manage the Bottom 15%

At WD-40 about 60% believe they can achieve their career goals without leaving the company. The strategy is simple, but not necessarily easy.* Learn Leap Repeat “Every single person in your organization is… Continue reading

Status Matters – 3 Ways to Gain It

If you had the choice, would you choose high or low status? Status elevates your opportunity to make a difference. 3 ways to elevate your status: #1. Don’t obsess about gaining status. The… Continue reading

How to Defeat Self-Doubt like a Leader

Self-doubt laughs when you squander your talent. Shelves filled with books on self-confidence speak to a universal truth. We seek what we lack. Self-doubt: Amplifies the volume of your inner critic. Magnifies the… Continue reading

The Illusions of Fulfillment That Sabotage Leaders

The illusion of fulfillment causes leaders to crash and burn. Power and authority: Power and authority feel like fulfillment but the feeling is intoxication. Those worthy of power and authority feel humility and… Continue reading