Category Archive: Leading

The Essential Component of High Performance

***** When someone asks how they did. I realize I haven’t done well at giving feedback. I’ve been passive not active. I’ve never heard high-performers say, “I get too much feedback.” They crave… Continue reading

When Restraint Takes You Further

Leaders are liars when they say they believe in developing others but don’t display patience. Patience is a gift of trust, humility, and confidence to those who aren’t there yet. Growth implies potential… Continue reading

Aspirin for Aneurysms

***** Aspirin for aneurysms won’t help much. Poorly solved problems return and multiply when pain goes away. The good thing about pain is it motivates our search for solutions. The bad thing about… Continue reading

The Power of the Audience

Three of our grandchildren – 2, 6, and 7 yrs. old – spent the week with us. I kept hearing, “Watch this Poppi.” Everyone longs for an approving audience, the standing ovation. Leaders… Continue reading

How Judging Blocks Your Best

“The Sage Perspective accepts every outcome and circumstance as a gift and opportunity.” Shirzad Chamine, author of, “Positive Intelligence.” Do you find Shirzad’s use of the term “gift” challenging? I don’t want to… Continue reading

How to Disarm Your Inner-Critic

I live with an inner critic who loves pointing out my faults, failures, and shortcomings. I’m never good enough for that bastard. How about you? “In all my years of coaching, I have… Continue reading