Category Archive: Personal Growth

Everything You Need to Know About “NOT” Being Yourself

Warren Bennis was brilliant when he said, “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself.” But what if you’re a jerk-hole? Perhaps you shouldn’t always ‘be yourself’. I’ve been told, for example, we… Continue reading

Thought Leaders – An Unused Pond Stinks

Occasionally, I’m asked if I consider myself to be a thought leader. Some ask how I became a thought leader. Recently, I was asked where the courage to be a thought leader comes… Continue reading

How to Respond Skillfully to the Three Types of Failure

The most instructive moment in organizational life is failure. Success teaches you to repeat things, but responsible failure turns on the lights. 4 things NOT to do when someone fails: Don’t cover your… Continue reading

Three Neglected Skills that Sabotage Sincere Leaders

The ability for sincere leaders to sabotage themselves spoils talent. 3 neglected skills that sabotage sincere leaders: #1. Selling all the peas. Don’t sell all the peas, eat some. Harvest is reward for… Continue reading

How to Never Let Anything Bother You Again

They told me a lot of things bothered grandfather Morrison. He had a terrible temper when he was young. But I never saw it. I think it’s a good thing because he was… Continue reading

How to Multiply the Power of Grit Before You Crash and Burn

I’d rather work with persistent leaders than quitters. But grit crashes and burns if it can’t change direction. Persistence in a bad thing multiplies disappointment. What if it’s better to quit? Angela Duckworth… Continue reading