Category Archive: Mistakes

4 Ways Managers Screwup One-On-Ones

A simple thing that’s made complex disappoints and drains. 4 ways to screwup one-on-ones: #1. Leave them to the last minute. People feel valued when you prioritize time with them. Rushing around at… Continue reading

5 Ways to Learn from Mistakes

The dumbest mistake is making the same mistake. Why don’t you put your hand in fire? Because you learned. We’re toast unless we learn from mistakes. Learning from mistakes makes existence possible. “The… Continue reading

How to Answer the Voice in Your Head that Creates Things You Dread

Stress is self-inflicted. You might like to blame high prices or bad bosses, but stress is creating all our own crosses. Stress is made by voices in your head, not circumstances, people, or… Continue reading

The Most Neglected and Misunderstood Tool of Leadership

Your most powerful tool of influence isn’t a strategy or technique. It’s a person. Your most powerful tool of influence is you. Brene’ Brown, author of, Daring Greatly, writes, “We must dare to show… Continue reading

How to Respond Skillfully to the Three Types of Failure

The most instructive moment in organizational life is failure. Success teaches you to repeat things, but responsible failure turns on the lights. 4 things NOT to do when someone fails: Don’t cover your… Continue reading

7 Things my Imperfect Boss Did Right and You Can Too

You can do many things wrong if you do a few important things right. The boss you don’t want to be: The paranoid boss that fears what others are saying about her. She… Continue reading