Category Archive: Personal Growth

Hard truths about soft-skills

Leaders lacking in soft-skills face hard realities. Poor relational skills always hover near or at the top of every list that explains why leaders fail. Reasons Arrogance may be the reason soft-skills are… Continue reading

What you know makes you dumb

Peter Drucker said, “Far too many people – especially people with great expertise in one area-are contemptuous of knowledge in other areas or believe that being bright is a substitute for knowledge.” Leaders… Continue reading

In Over His Head

Today I’m talking with author and executive coach, Scott Eblin, co-founder and president of the Eblin Group. Thursday, I’m reviewing his fascinating book, “The Next Level: What Insiders Know about Executive Success.” I’m… Continue reading

If I could do it all again

American humorist Dave Barry said, “You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.” Ouch! Looking back with regret doesn’t help, looking back to learn does. If I could take… Continue reading

Fatigue and self-acceptance

Persistent fatigue is your opportunity to say something stupid, do something wrong, lose your temper, forget details, and destroy your health. (Adapted from Harvard Health) Driving to success may drive you past tired… Continue reading

Is overconfidence defeating you?

Marshall Goldsmith’s research indicates 80% to 85% of successful executives rate themselves in the top 20% of their peer group. Additionally, 70% rate themselves in the top 10%. It doesn’t take a mathematical… Continue reading