Category Archive: Personal Growth

How to define an opportunity?

Many people have more to do than they can get done. Translation, you’re spread so thin you can’t be great at anything. Your best is average when you’re over committed. Therefore, opportunities aren’t simply more… Continue reading

Don’t Crumble From Within

He told me he’s doing things differently today. Twenty-five years ago he aggressively drove people to perform. Today he holds his tongue more, instructs and corrects less, observes longer, and judges more slowly.… Continue reading

How Manipulators Work

Image source Manipulation strategies Flattery: Flattery is an insincere compliment designed to manipulate you. People flatter you to get what they want from you. The connections created with flattery aren’t connections. They’re corruptions.… Continue reading

Opening Windows

Image source: Architectural Digest Wisdom is simple not complex. Yesterday, Lolly Daskal called me to discuss one of her upcoming initiatives. During our conversation the slippery topic of my own plans for the future… Continue reading

Leading yourself into Humility

Image source I’ll never forget G.J. Hart’s observation about high potential leaders, “I can usually tell if they have the humility to make it.” He focused on character before talent or skill. Humility yields success;… Continue reading

5 Cures for Leadership-loneliness

Leaders feel lonely. Relationship boundaries stretch and occasionally break. In addition, change, innovation, or new initiatives may cause loyalties to evaporate. If you’ve never experienced the loneliness of leadership, I wonder if you’ve… Continue reading