Category Archive: Leading

Reflections on the Way Home After Visiting a Dying Friend

We’re returning to Pennsylvania after visiting my friend Cy. He’s dying. You can’t predict these things but it’s a matter of weeks, not months. I’m glad we made the trip. Cy is clear… Continue reading

Visiting a Friend for the Last Time

We’re on our way to visit a friend for the last time. He’s dying. But he’s in surprisingly good health, except that Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is taking his life. Scarring in his lungs… Continue reading

Wellbeing at Work: How to Transform the Worst Part of the Day

“Spending time with their manager is the worst part of the day for employees, according to an approach called National Time Accounting that asks people detailed questions about their time use throughout the… Continue reading

Influence is Easy – Just Drop a Few Hints

A bear demolished our bird feeders. Plastic tubes and suet cages offer little resistance. Sunflower seeds and suet are easy prey. My wife ordered new tubes and safely stored all the metal parts… Continue reading

Leadership Identity – Self-Perception Determines How You Lead

“We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.” Anonymous* Competence enjoys challenge, but when you see yourself as incompetent, challenge ignites anxiety. Focus on the incompetency of… Continue reading

Winning: Confusion about Winning Leads to Losing

All the cars in the junk yard have empty tanks. The anatomy of winning: Winning requires an ending. A race that has no end has no winner. Even the longest car races in… Continue reading