Category Archive: Personal Growth

The Risky Business of Dealing with an Indecisive Boss

A common complaint about bad bosses is they won’t make decisions.  An indecisive boss seems cowardly, lazy, short-sighted, or self-serving.     It’s risky to take action when you have an indecisive boss.… Continue reading

How to Stumble Forward with Boldness and Find Success

An infant watches others walk and learns that walking is possible. But success calls you to turn possibility into reality by stumbling forward. Others may have stepped out already, but it’s still the… Continue reading

Three Stumbles From Defeat

Every leader is three stumbles from defeat. But stumble-points reveal footholds for success. The path down is easier than the path up. 3 stumbles from defeat: #1. A closed door. Novices and simpletons… Continue reading

Four Things My Dad Never Told Me

Mom is my mom. Dad adopted me when I was two. But I didn’t know I was adopted until 2017, five years after he died. He raised me as his own. Back row… Continue reading

The Surprising Face of Belief

Believe in people if you expect greatness from them. But what does it look like? 4 faces of disbelief: Accepting mediocrity. There’s nothing inspiring about being average when people are capable of remarkable.… Continue reading

How to Succeed with Mules in a Beauty Pageant

Mules come in many forms. Some are loud, opinionated, and adversarial. A pleasant mule is stubborn in a beauty queen’s skin. Beauty queen mules are more dangerous than conspicuous resistance. You end up… Continue reading