Category Archive: Personal Growth

How We Really Learn to Lead

You learn to lead the same way babies learn to walk, by observation, training, and experimentation. Development in any arena begins by seeing what’s possible. Moms and dads show children what’s possible. Michael… Continue reading

12 Growth Moments People Often Miss

Bluebirds sit on nearby branches dangling bugs in their beaks to tempt hungry adolescents to fly. Flight is motivated more by hunger than passion. Discomfort drives growth. 12 growth moments people often miss:… Continue reading

7 Top Strategies that Break the Grip of Self-Inflicted Anxiety

Healthy anxiety rises to face challenge, opportunity, and threat. That tension in your gut means you care. But self-inflected anxiety causes leaders to… Struggle with decision-making. Flip flop after making decisions. View others… Continue reading

Navigating People-Threats with Confidence

In nature the strong eat the weak. We live in a threatening world. Thankfully, no one is trying to eat you, at least literally. Threats happen when: Competitors gain a foothold with your… Continue reading

The Deeper Value of Problems that Shallow Leaders Neglect

A problem-free life would destroy us all. A world without problems has no solutions. In a rush to solve problems, don’t neglect their deeper value and ultimate purpose. Purpose: The ultimate purpose of… Continue reading

What’s the First Thing People Say After Speaking Your Name

Reputation is the thing you’re known for, especially when it’s bad. Toads have a reputation for giving warts. But you get warts from people, not toads. A bad reputation clings like muck even… Continue reading