Category Archive: Personal Growth

7 Simple Steps that Accelerate Growth

Leaders who aren’t growing are failing. You were born with potential, but reaching potential is up to you. Constant improvement is first about you. Growth is the path to maximum contribution. 7 simple… Continue reading

5 Smart Things to Do When You Feel Confused

Dead people have clarity. The rest of us feel confused. You’ll find a two-headed chicken in the Odditorium of St. Petersburg’s Museum of Natural History. You probably know what being two-headed feels like.… Continue reading

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