Category Archive: Optimism

Five Ways to Fill Others with Courage

I wanted to make a difference when I was a teenager but lacked courage. Encourage means to fill with courage. You have the power to give courage to others. You also have the… Continue reading

The Secret Power of Bragging

You honor the accomplishments of others while neglecting, even hiding your own. Great leaders are great at honoring others. Honor multiplies success and motivates individuals. You’re constantly scouting-out behaviors, attitudes, and accomplishments to… Continue reading

Jim Collins on Paranoid Leaders

Bad things will happen. It’s not a matter of if; it’s a matter of when. Even optimists knows it’s true. Hi performing leaders, according to Jim Collins are “paranoid performers.” They’re always asking,… Continue reading

One Question Away From Optimism

Image source You can’t lead if you aren’t dissatisfied. Every new beginning begins with dissatisfaction. If the present is satisfactory, you have nowhere to go. A preferred future stands on an un-preferred present.… Continue reading

Stop Wasting Your Time Solving Problems

Many leaders and managers have a compelling; even perverse interest in fixing things. Average managers solve problems and get results. Great managers build people. A recent conversation with a new manager reminded me that… Continue reading

How to Overcome the Fear of Losing

Fear of losing keeps you from winning; holding on holds you back. The more you have to lose the more you have to protect. Protecting is backward facing. Protect family and reputation but… Continue reading