Category Archive: Personal Growth

Dear Dan: I Put Stuff Off and Work All Weekend

Dear Dan, I read and love your blog. Your post on procrastination hit home because I am a procrastinator. My director-level job involves deep-dive creativity, research, writing, deadlines, and teams. I’m good at… Continue reading

On Books

I love books, the old fashioned kind made from trees. I love how they feel and smell. Old books smell like wisdom. I love how books look on my shelves. If you saw… Continue reading

The Seductions of Arrogance Compound the Elusiveness of Humility

I write so frequently about humility because it eludes me. “In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride.” Benjamin Franklin If you don’t grapple… Continue reading

Dear Dan: What’s Your Take on Humor in Leadership

Dear Dan, I follow, and love, your leadership thoughts. I would be interested in seeing your take on humor and its role or value in leadership. Sincerely, Curious Dear Curious, Thanks for the… Continue reading

Dear Dan: How can I Lead Procrastinators

Dear Dan, How can I better lead procrastinators? Sincerely, Tired of Waiting Dear Tired, I can’t figure out why people procrastinate. After reflection, I confess that I do it. But it’s still stressful… Continue reading

7 Ways to Rise Above Feelings of Intimidation

Intimidation is different from being afraid of heights. It’s about the self. Intimidation is an evaluation of the self in comparison to others. Others have more experience, success, power, talent, good looks, or… Continue reading