Category Archive: Passion

Six Seconds to Win

You can’t give 100% effort 100% of the time. College football games are won by giving maximum focus and effort six seconds at a time. I watched James Franklin, head coach of Penn… Continue reading

The Truth About Self-Kindness

It’s hard for me to believe that I’m even thinking about self-kindness. I’m old school. Words like self-love and self-kindness set me on edge. We need responsibility and hard work, not self-kindness. Us… Continue reading

3 Ways to Energize Employees

Treat people like tools – they act like zombies. Machines get things done, but people have heart. What are you really doing? Tee-ball: The tee-ball coach is teaching Freddie to hit the ball… Continue reading

How to Bring the Power of Purpose into Daily Practice

Managers complain that they don’t have time to monitor and manage their team’s energy. Yet, when their car gets close to “E”, they take time to fuel up. Short-sighted managers care more about… Continue reading

4 Ways to Build Teams That Pull You into the Future

Leaders lean in when I talk about teams with pull. We’ve all been on teams that needed to be pushed. How do you create pull? You can’t create the future with a team… Continue reading

4 Forms of Stagnation that Defeat Leaders and Destroy Organizations

Stagnation serves up death in sugary bites that taste like cake. Regardless of the contents of your leadership, you found it moving forward. The opposite of forward is stagnation.   4 forms of… Continue reading