Category Archive: Personal Growth

I Told Him to Get His Head Out of His A**

I was embarrassed when Corey reminded me of some advice I gave him six years ago. My advice was, “I think you should get your head out of your a**.” He said it… Continue reading

5 Leadership Development Projects even Frantic Leaders Can Do

The tragedy of organizational life is incompetent leadership. If everything rises or falls on leadership, why aren’t you systematically developing leadership skills?   3 pathetic excuses leaders give to neglect development: I don’t… Continue reading

5 Advantages of Being New Even When You’re Not

Some of the best things leaders do, they do when they’re new. Show up today likes it’s your first day, even if it isn’t. You wanted to learn everything when you were new.… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Dealing with Someone who Second Guesses Everything I do

Dear Dan, Over a year ago I took a new position. We have been enjoying great success with record results. Recently the person I replaced took a job that I have to work… Continue reading

How to Create Transformative Growth Points for Reluctant or Resistant Employees

They keep falling short. But you want them to reach the next level. Establish an affirming context for growth. A transformative growth point: Years ago I was asked to work with a manager… Continue reading

A Page From my Personal Journal – April 16, 2003

April 16, 2003 Yesterday Dale went shopping for clothes without me. (We usually shop together.) She came back with two summer dresses that look very comfortable. One was pleasing to my eye. The… Continue reading