Category Archive: Personal Growth

How Doers Learn to Speak Dreamese

Dreamers drive doers crazy. “Why don’t you talk less and do more?” Fear of being saddled with futile work causes doers to resist spontaneous dreamers.    Constant disagreement leads to disdain. Words like ‘never’… Continue reading

One Secret to Innovation, Collaboration, and Engagement

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion … .” Albert Einstein 3 advantages of compassion*: Innovation. Compassion enables learning by fostering psychological safety. Collaboration. Compassion increases people’s… Continue reading

How Purpose Aids Memory and Drives Performance

I have the attention span of a squirrel on steroids. I get lost in thought and forget what I’m supposed to remember. The great idea I’m thinking right now is being pushed out… Continue reading

I Told Him to Get His Head Out of His A**

I was embarrassed when Corey reminded me of some advice I gave him six years ago. My advice was, “I think you should get your head out of your a**.” He said it… Continue reading

5 Leadership Development Projects even Frantic Leaders Can Do

The tragedy of organizational life is incompetent leadership. If everything rises or falls on leadership, why aren’t you systematically developing leadership skills?   3 pathetic excuses leaders give to neglect development: I don’t… Continue reading

5 Advantages of Being New Even When You’re Not

Some of the best things leaders do, they do when they’re new. Show up today likes it’s your first day, even if it isn’t. You wanted to learn everything when you were new.… Continue reading