Category Archive: Personal Growth

Buddha, Jesus and Confusion about Sagacity

Your image of a sage might include white robes, long beards, and sitting cross-legged under a tree. Confusion blocks your path and limits your impact. Buddha, Jesus and confusion about sagacity: Did the… Continue reading

5 Small Habits that Reform Jerk-Holes

Defeat comes in tiny steps. Jerk-holes usually become jerks slowly. You show up five minutes late for a meeting, but no one says anything. You lose your temper and like a toddler having… Continue reading

My One Word of Advice – V3.1

The wise seek advice, but fools stand aloof. 5 principles for successful advice-giving: Rush to ask questions, not give answers. Explain the problem you’re solving before solving it. Maybe you’re giving an answer… Continue reading

Image Building is Fear Driven

You can’t enjoy leading and constantly worry about what people think of you. Would it really be a tragedy if people caught a glimpse of the real you? Seriously: You take yourself too… Continue reading

Forget About Silencing Your Inner Critic

Your inner critic’s voice is louder and more believable than external voices. Others compliment you, but you know you’re a fraud. Forget about silencing your inner accuser. Negative aspiration tends to strengthen negative… Continue reading

Dear Dan: My Boss Says People are Afraid of Me

Dear Dan, My superintendent told me I’m not getting the position. He said, “You have great ideas, but take it slow. And he repeated, “Take it slow. Don’t rush anyone. I like your… Continue reading