Category Archive: Passion

How to Get Your Head Out of Your You-Know-What

Self-absorbed leaders unintentionally trivialize the people around them.  Don’t expect extraordinary performance from people you devalue and disrespect.  If you’re really that important, make others feel valued. People who feel respected are more… Continue reading

A Plan Without Energy is a Car Without Gas

I coach a leader who is preoccupied and impatient. He walks past people without noticing them. He’s testy when interactions hint at taking longer than absolutely necessary. He’s working to better connect with… Continue reading

They Won’t Budge

Efforts to make things better are persistently blocked by a bottleneck. Now what? Pour out your good stuff, even when disappointed with others. Hardened bottlenecks: Forget the big pictures. Resist what might be. Use policy… Continue reading

The Real Truth About Dreams

It doesn’t matter how inspired you feel, if others don’t feel it.  Martin Luther King Jr. inspired people, not because he had a dream, but because others felt the dream in themselves. You… Continue reading

The Question I’ve Never Asked

Two young men, in a small coffee shop, taught me about leadership. George and Tyler left on Christmas Eve to serve at a children’s home in Beirut. They’re back for classes. Yesterday, we… Continue reading

Six Ways to Move Your Team Toward Tenacity

Leaders call themselves and others to discomfort, not ease. If it’s easy to achieve, it’s below your potential.  The more meaningful your dream, the more it requires of you. Breakthroughs occur at the collision… Continue reading