Category Archive: Leading

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

The Frosted Flakes Fiasco

Last Friday, my wife went out with a friend and I had a man-dinner. Sometimes, I grill a steak. No vegetables. Just beef and a beverage. But this time I chose my second… Continue reading

An Exercise Guaranteed to Ignite Growth in Anyone

You need affirmation, but if you want to grow, seek discomfort. Comfort affirms. Discomfort transforms. Today’s challenge is as difficult as it is simple. Seek advice from an imperfect boss or colleague. If… Continue reading

Stop Walking Around Like a Sack of Stink

“Just do it” is the path to fatigue, disrespect, and defeat. Grit needs heart to endure. Obsession to get things done causes self-defeating behaviors. Yes, be obsessed over great results, but obsess over… Continue reading