Category Archive: Leading

How to be a Great Pretender

The gap between your aspirational-self and your actual-self means pretending is part of the journey. But pretending in the wrong way damages your future. Beneficial pretending begins with your values. It builds your… Continue reading

7 Ways to Choose Your Failures Carefully

The hotel staff didn’t complain but they were visibly upset. What happened next is a lesson in choosing your failures. A lousy customer: A guest at a nearby table insulted the staff. Even… Continue reading

4 Things High Performers Do that Others Neglect

High performance isn’t an accident. #1. Plan it: I have a friend who transformed his body from jelly to steel. He doesn’t simply show up at the gym. He plans his workouts. He… Continue reading

7 Ways to Inspire Initiative and Eliminate Toxic Indifference

You’ve been asking permission all your life. In school you raised your hand for permission to speak. When I was in first grade, we raised our hands to ask Mrs. Goodwin for permission… Continue reading

Why Leadership Development is Superficial and How to Fix It

You’re missing the point if all you want to do is become a better leader. Your vision is puny. Maybe you’re self-centered. My passion: Developing leaders is a secondary passion in my life.… Continue reading

From Polio to Three Gold Medals – Wilma Rudolph

“My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.” Wilma Rudolph. Wilma Rudolph had three strikes against her when she was four –… Continue reading