Category Archive: Leading

5 Powerful Ways to Answer Self-Doubt and Step into Your Greatness

The Little Engine kept saying, “I think I can,” until he climbed the steep hill. But the story is wrong. Thinking you can is helpful, but never enough to step into your greatness.… Continue reading

How Doers Derail Teams and Halt Progress

Whatever you do, don’t add a doer to a project that’s 25% done.* You might think they’d get the ball rolling. Instead they send teams into tailspins. Doers drain energy and derail progress, when… Continue reading

The Most Dangerous Lies are the Ones We Whisper in our own Ears

The danger of self-deception is it feels helpful while it blocks growth. It’s surprisingly easy to feed ourselves a line of bull while demonizing dissenters, rejecting disconfirming realities, and affirming ourselves. No high… Continue reading

Misguided Questions Kill Businesses

This giveaway is closed!  Click here for a giveaway that’s open until 4/15/17: bit.ly/2nDGMFd 20 free copies of Stop Guessing: The 9 Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers. Leave a comment on this guest post by… Continue reading

How Dreamers Drive Doers to Distraction and Beyond

Organizations need more doers than dreamers. A team of dreamers will start a thousand things and finish none. (Yes, that’s an exaggeration. Everything in this post is a bit exaggerated.)   Dreamers start… Continue reading

One Secret to Innovation, Collaboration, and Engagement

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion … .” Albert Einstein 3 advantages of compassion*: Innovation. Compassion enables learning by fostering psychological safety. Collaboration. Compassion increases people’s… Continue reading