Category Archive: Personal Growth

Frustrated with Others But Comfortable with Yourself

It’s dangerous to evaluate others and affirm yourself. Self-affirmation – apart from self-evaluation – is the beginning of self-deception and the end of self-development. It’s perverse to give yourself a hand and give… Continue reading

How You Have Inescapable Impact

No one can live as an individual. “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;” John Donne Impact: If you… Continue reading

20% Walk Around Time And Other Tips for Successful CEOs

If the most powerful thing leaders do is connect, the most dangerous is isolation. (Inspired by Henry Mintzberg .) Relationship building: “Half of Americans view themselves as lonely,” David Cordani, chief executive of Cigna. (NPR.) Cigna… Continue reading

7 Leader-Leeches Who Drain Everyone

Leeches have suckers at both ends.  Britannica says there are 650 species of leeches. 7 Leader-Leeches: #1. Busy leader-leeches Always in a hurry. (Related to the dreaded squirrel-leech.) Complete low-priority items and delay… Continue reading

5 Unexpected Strategies that Make Leaders Disproportionately Better

#1. Liking. Think about things you like about the people on your team, even someone you’re managing out. Silently repeat, “I respect you,” when talking with others. Ask people what they think. Pat… Continue reading

16 Ways CEOs Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Lack of effort isn’t the problem for good leaders. Smart people do dumb things and sincere leaders make stupid mistakes. 16 ways CEOs shoot themselves in the foot: #1. Going it alone. It’s… Continue reading