Category Archive: Personal Growth

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

How to Navigate the Perils of Generosity

Image source It’s foolish to let your generosity create indulgence in others. When others are able to respond generously to your generosity – but don’t – stop being generous with them. For example, adjusting… Continue reading

When Vulnerability Leads to Loyalty and Respect

The story that follows is true. He couldn’t believe his ears. A senior member of the management team actually said they were drowning. In more than 15 years he’d never heard anything like… Continue reading

8 Techniques that Help People Want Help

You don’t always have the luxury of waiting until people wake up to their short-comings and failures before helping them. Perhaps they’re oblivious or business urgencies require speedy improvement. You can’t help anyone… Continue reading