Category Archive: Personal Growth

You See Things As You Are – Not as They Are

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are,” attributed to Anais Nin. You believe you are the answer. You see what you look for and defend what you see. Seeing:… Continue reading

The George H.W. Bush Quote They’re Getting Wrong

I’ve seen a George H.W. Bush quote floating around on the Internet that completely misses the point. Former President George Bush didn’t say, “I think history will point out some of the things… Continue reading

How to Overcome the Voice of Experience

The negative impact of experience is a closed mind. The story of David and Goliath in the Hebrew Bible illustrates the power of embracing new methods when facing unexpected challenges. The voice of… Continue reading

Office Politics and Survivor on T.V.

No one survives and thrives on their own. Think of office politics as alliance-building. But avoid unethical office politics. Rob Jolles explains that it’s one thing to get a job. It’s another thing… Continue reading

3 Things Successful Leaders Do that Average Leaders Don’t Do

The things left out are often the things that make the greatest difference. I often ask groups to make a list of things leaders do. I’ve never had them list the most important… Continue reading

How to Build a Learn-it-All Organization in a Know-it-All World

Relationships are pissing contests in know-it-all organizations. It’s a losing proposition to work for know-it-alls. YOU’RE never good enough. THEY’RE always right. People don’t listen, learn, and improve in know-it-all organizations. They’re too… Continue reading