Category Archive: Personal Growth

Are Your Skills Holding Your Team Down?

Image source: Md. Zabir Hasan Some conversations leave lasting impressions and this one did. He is a rising star in one of the largest companies in the world. His work has caught the attention… Continue reading

How to Refuel Your Own Tank

Busy people grow empty and eventually lose touch with the meaning of their busyness. Being coached may be a way for you to refuel your tank. Last week I had my first coaching… Continue reading

Moving from Operations to HR Helped Microsoft’s Chief Security Officer’s Career Path

The term “best” is best understood in context. When I asked Mike Howard to talk about the best things he’s done, it was in the context of choices that best helped his career… Continue reading

The Leadership Secret

I love asking leaders to talk about tipping points in their lives – when their leadership trajectory started or shifted. Mike Howard’s leadership course found clarity when his manager at CIA took an… Continue reading

9 Unexpected Questions that Create Engagement

It’s awkward to think you are good at something and find out you aren’t. I used to think I was a great listener. Hemingway rightly said, “Most people never listen.” Now I say… Continue reading

See the Good – Say the Good

Your attitude is within your control. It’s not dependent on circumstances or people. Your attitude is your orientation toward life. I’ve decided to take charge of my attitude. By nature I’m negative by… Continue reading