Category Archive: Leading

A Pre-Feedback Worksheet: From Finding Fault to Useful Feedback

Fault-finding is an island of security for incompetent leaders. Feedback launches into the deep. Fault-finding makes: Weak leaders feel powerful. Dumb leaders feel smart.  Unworthy leaders feel deserving. Small leaders feel big. Insecure… Continue reading

A Failure at Kindness

Kindness, like most things, is easy until you get serious about it. I spent last week focused on kindness. It was a fiasco. It’s not that I’m unkind. You aren’t kind if all… Continue reading

The Truth About Self-Kindness

It’s hard for me to believe that I’m even thinking about self-kindness. I’m old school. Words like self-love and self-kindness set me on edge. We need responsibility and hard work, not self-kindness. Us… Continue reading

The Answer is Who

Immature leaders nurse on the bottle of disappointment. Yes, people have weaknesses and shortcomings. But you don’t bring out their best by sucking on the bottle of frustration. The people on your team… Continue reading

Blast Past Fear of Failure and Soar

New Book Giveaway!! (Closed on 10/21/2017) 20 free copies of Find the Fire: Reignite Your Inspiration & Make Work Exciting Again Leave a comment on this guest post by Scott Mautz to become eligible… Continue reading

How to Cuddle Up with “No” and Win With Doom and Gloomers

Dreamers swim in an ocean filled with doom and gloomers who love pointing out danger. Dreamers start with “Yes”. Everyone else seems like a kill-joy. Dreamers see resistance when others don’t fall in… Continue reading