Category Archive: Personal Growth

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

Four Surprising Strategies that get You Promoted

#1. Prepare your replacement: Work yourself out of a job before working into one. Train and enable your replacement so your transition upward is an easy choice. The more essential you are the… Continue reading

How to get others to appreciate your great ideas?

Being supportive means going-with rather than going-against. I was having coffee with a few local business men when I realized again that going against can be annoying. A negative listening habit: When you… Continue reading

Six Positive Ways to Rise Above Negativity

You’ll never be great and negative at the same time. The positive side of negativity is you’ll eventually be right. Bad things happen. Problems arise. Crisis is inevitable. Being right, however, doesn’t create… Continue reading