Category Archive: Personal Growth

7 Universal Competencies for Success in Any Role

Gallup reviewed three decades of research and generated its simplest and most comprehensive list of competencies required to achieve excellence for all employees in any organization. (This post is based on my interview… Continue reading

The Subtleties of Obstruction

You don’t intend to sabotage your team, but good intentions aren’t the only factor in successful leadership. It’s self-defeating to punch yourself in the face and expect high-performance at the same time. Image… Continue reading

Stephen Hawking on Happiness and Expectation

Disappointment, failure, and tragedy feel like tiresome in-laws. But it’s better to invite them in for coffee than to kick them out. A life of ease makes you weak. But don’t pursue difficulty.… Continue reading

7 Secrets to Help People Become Better People That Actually Work

You’re a better person because someone helped you become better. It’s your turn to help others become better. I don’t blame you if working to make PEOPLE better feels awkward. We’re not talking… Continue reading

Hugging in the Men’s Room

Corporate life is dead because there’s no heart. I scrambled for something to do when he said, “My son committed suicide two years ago.” We were standing in the men’s room.   The… Continue reading

How to Find the Courage to Lead

There’s plenty of boldness in leadership. But, sadly, there’s too little courage. The greatest courage isn’t the courage to tell people what to do. It’s the courage to tell yourself what to do.… Continue reading