Category Archive: Personal Growth

I Expected Growth to Go Easier

I intensified my focus on personal growth and leadership development during the month of October. I expected things to go easier.  7 surprising secrets of personal growth and development: Personal growth and leadership… Continue reading

I Hung Up the Phone and Just Started Sobbing

I told Jenny Dearborn that our story is the answer. She told me about an unexpected conversation with a nine year old boy. He has dyslexia. So does Jenny. Jenny Dearborn, SVP and… Continue reading

50% of Your Emotional Vocabulary is Negative

It’s easy to slip into the dark while grappling with performance issues and people problems. Nagging problems corrode optimism. Capacity for negative: Leaders have opportunity and capacity to become negative. Some have inclination.… Continue reading

How to Fight for Bright and Win

You’re always thinking about something. Often it’s negative. Dark is magnetic for at least three reasons: First, it’s likely you have a loud inner critic. Additionally, Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentimihalyi says, “… worrying is… Continue reading

A Failure at Kindness

Kindness, like most things, is easy until you get serious about it. I spent last week focused on kindness. It was a fiasco. It’s not that I’m unkind. You aren’t kind if all… Continue reading

Six Seconds to Win

You can’t give 100% effort 100% of the time. College football games are won by giving maximum focus and effort six seconds at a time. I watched James Franklin, head coach of Penn… Continue reading