Category Archive: Personal Growth

22 Ways to Dramatically Increase Your Influence

Some leaders are born; most are made. But, all leadership is influence. Long-term, powerful influence is never an accident; it’s always intentional.  Experience and research indicate these 22 principles and behaviors dramatically increase… Continue reading

The Four Greatest Causes of Leadership-Stress

Stress keeps people up at night and makes them irritable during the day. Stress makes people tired, sad, and disinterested.  Stress results in poor eating habits. Stress kills. Not all stress, however, is… Continue reading

In Praise of Doing

I used to excuse my lack of doing with the comfort that I wanted to do something. Passionate sincere wanting without performance is, however, cheap, easy, and self-deluding. Wanting to do something doesn’t… Continue reading

How to choose your leadership-identity

I’m soon to be a grandfather for the fourth time. The first three grandchildren called me Poppi but that’s been shortened to pop. I’ve intentionally chosen my Pop identity. I’m the wacky, fun… Continue reading

Five sure fire ways to spot a Great Coach

You don’t clearly see yourself; no one does. You sell yourself short – you need to be lifted. You’re arrogant – you need a courageous push-back. Your ideas seem right because they’re yours… Continue reading

22 Powerful ways to Overcome Discouragement

Ignore anyone that says they don’t get discouraged. We are bombarded with – be positive, think positive – messages because leaders get discouraged. Sad but true. 22 suggestions for overcoming discouragement: Ask someone… Continue reading