Category Archive: Personal Growth

The Positive Value of Negative Emotions

Pretending everything is great is stupid. Everything is never great. Positivity that excludes negativity is illusion. You flounder when you deny reality. The positive value of negative emotions is the ability to thrive… Continue reading

3 Surprising Quotes from Sir Edmund Hillary that Contradict Established Thinking

A quote that captures your imagination can change your life, or at least your day. #1. Vision: “I never had a vision to climb Mt. Everest, as with everything else it just grew.”… Continue reading

Seagull Management: 4 Ways to Stop Dumping on People

Seagull managers fly in, make lots of noise, dump on everyone, and fly away.* You might say a seagull manager is full of crap. The seduction of problems makes you a seagull. Stay… Continue reading

Two Questions that Reveal Aspirations

I first heard the expression, “A typical job interview is a conversation between two liars,” on a call to Buenos Aires in 2014. It’s not just job interviews. People pretend they’re someone they… Continue reading

4 Ways to Reach Extraordinary

Everest was identified as the highest point above sea level in 1852. 70 years later, George Mallory and others attempted to reach the summit and failed (1922). Mallory attempted to summit Everest again… Continue reading

4 Questions When Seeking Clarity

Leaders with clarity are like the Loch Ness Monster. Even when you see one, you’re not sure they’re real. Confusion is good when you stop and reflect. Confusion is dangerous when you put… Continue reading