Category Archive: Leading

We Missed the Exit to Chick-fil-A

I’m back home in Central Maine where the people are wicked sharp, the Humpty Dumpty chips are wicked good, and the air smells like Christmas trees. (See pronunciation guide below.) “Wicked” is an… Continue reading

The Secret to Navigating the Volatile Path to Success

The path to success is messy. You’ve seen straight-line growth arrows, as if success is neat, safe, predictable and always in the upward direction. The path to success is a volatile ocean that… Continue reading

How to Become Wildly Productive

“A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to.” (Wall and Piece) The most productive leaders: Set stretch goals. Drive hard for results. Practice unfailing consistency. Expand knowledge and… Continue reading

The Deadly Habits of Highly Toxic Leaders

What if you’re a toxic leader and don’t know it? Lack of self-awareness is the deadly trait of a toxic leader. You might try to improve your leadership but it gets worse. Why?… Continue reading

What Remarkable Leaders Do that Average Leaders Don’t

Rosa Parks wasn’t the first black woman to stand up for herself in Montgomery, Alabama. On March 2, 1955, nine months before Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus, a… Continue reading

How People Weasel Out of Change and Justify Staying the Same

Aspiration or frustration drives you to seek advice. But you end up rejecting advice in favor of staying the same. How to weasel out of change: You’re frustrated when others do it. Maybe… Continue reading