Category Archive: Passion

The Three Dumbest Things Leaders Do When Things are Going Well

Play to win or get out of the way. Successful leaders focus on success. Progress, momentum, and growth are precious things. Fuel them with all you have in you.   The three dumbest… Continue reading

Legacy: Define Power – Determine Purpose – Discover Passion

“We don’t get burned out because of what we do. We get burned out because we forget why we do it.” Jon Gordon, co-author of, “Life Word,” with Dan Britton and Jimmy Page.… Continue reading

10 Ways to Identify and Maximize Champions

There’s a champion connected to every significant achievement. The trouble with corporate teams is they feel too little. Great ideas apart from passionate champions never soar. What ignites fire in your heart? Do that.… Continue reading

How to See the Bad and Pursue the Good

Confronting things you don’t like is part of leadership. Whining and complaining is not. It takes real leadership to see the bad and pursue the good. If you aren’t careful, you become a spiraling… Continue reading

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