Category Archive: Personal Growth

10 Ways to Start Your Day Like a Leader

Peak performance is built on rest. Exhaustion breeds discouragement and fear. I hope you woke up this morning refreshed. 10 ways to start your day like a leader. Take two minutes this morning… Continue reading

7 Ways to Infuse Meaning into Work

Tasks are drudgery. Meaningful work motivates.  Focus on meaning. Meaning is motivation. Think big picture, not small task. I just drove our grandson to baseball practice. It reminded me of the years we… Continue reading

Only 1 in 10 are Self-Aware*

Self-awareness enables you to bring your best self to others. But studies show that only 10% to 15% of leaders are self-aware. (*HBR) Low self-awareness makes you irritating to others, dissatisfied with yourself,… Continue reading

How to Rise Above Fault Finding and Energize Your Team

You don’t think of yourself as a fault-finder, but what if you track your thoughts and language for an hour? What’s your attitude about others right now? Yourself? Fault-finders build insecure teams. You’re… Continue reading

Dealing with Destructive Leadership

Wise leaders give and receive correction. Incompetent leaders tear down and poison relationships. Correction cp. criticism: Correction builds up. Criticism tears down. Correction looks to the future. Criticism camps in the past. Correction… Continue reading

How to be Judged 132% More Effective as a Leader

Negative environments are built by default. 50% of our emotional vocabulary describes negative emotion. 30% describes positive emotion. 20% is neutral. Robert Schrauf You have more words for negative energy than positive emotion. The… Continue reading