Category Archive: Passion

Living for Something Bigger than Yourself: The Obsession of Successful Leaders

Rise above self-obsession so you can live for something bigger than yourself. You might be self-obsessed if you: Always know the “right” way. Can’t take criticism. Make excuses for your flaws, frailties, and… Continue reading

How to Move any Leadership Aspiration to Reality

Aspiration is the beginning of leadership. Clarify leadership’s 3 aspirations: Personal growth: Who do you aspire to become? Talent development: How will you develop yourself and others? Leadership achievement: What do you aspire… Continue reading

How the CEO of Whole Foods Bought Gossamer Gear

I don’t care for the idea of luck. I prefer Ralph Waldo Emerson’s approach, “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” But a recent conversation with the founder… Continue reading

Christmas, Deadlines, and Procrastination

Christmas is a deadline that can’t be postponed. 4 benefits of deadlines: Focus. Urgency. Decisiveness. Action. Deadlines don’t work when goals don’t capture hearts and minds. December 25 is just another day if… Continue reading

How to Ignite Fire in Others

We spent time on the Maine coast in a rustic cabin this summer. Even though it was July, one morning was cool enough to start a fire. Actually, I attempted to start a… Continue reading

Engaging the Secret Power of Identity

You’re better at every aspect of leadership when you have a clear sense of personal identity. The path toward self-knowledge requires self-awareness, but 85% lack self-awareness.* Find identity in: Personal story: Experiences and… Continue reading