Category Archive: Leading

The Leaders We Remember

Everyone has a lousy leader story. If you’re a lousy leader, you won’t be forgotten. You intentionally recall positive memories, but negative memories come to you uninvited when you wake in the night.… Continue reading

Questions that Fuel Energy when Your Tank is Low

Two people face the same challenge. One rises and thrives. One stumbles and flounders. The difference is motivational energy. You are responsible to manage your energy. Don’t surrender to a lousy boss, boring… Continue reading

How to Respond to Stupid Suggestions

Leaders won’t seek input if they don’t know how to gracefully reject irrelevant or stupid suggestions. Don’t insult people when they offer ideas, or they’ll take their ideas to competitors.   5 types… Continue reading

How Men Overcome Discomfort Mentoring Women

476 of the Fortune 500 were led by men in 2018 – only 24 were led by women. (CNBC) Birds of a feather: The birds-of-a-feather principle suggests that we build relationships with people… Continue reading

My Favorite Word of Advice – v2.1

“Practice operating from the place that you are the cause in the matter of everything in your life.  Then go ask your team; ‘What’s it like being on the other side of me?’”… Continue reading

Stephen Hawking on Happiness and Expectation

Disappointment, failure, and tragedy feel like tiresome in-laws. But it’s better to invite them in for coffee than to kick them out. A life of ease makes you weak. But don’t pursue difficulty.… Continue reading