Category Archive: Personal Growth

How to Navigate Turmoil without Sinking the Boat

Unresolved turmoil weakens the knees and squelches creativity. The companions of turmoil are frustration, helplessness, and regret. Four sources of turmoil: #1. Mandates from disconnected leadership. The people at the helm seem stupid… Continue reading

The Shamrock System – Plus, Minus, and Equal

Frank Shamrock is one of the most successful mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters of all time. He was named “Fighter of the Decade” for the 1990s by the Wrestling Observer. The Shamrock development… Continue reading

Three Principles that Explain Authentic Decision-Making

You can’t make a good decision until you know who you are. Decisions based on someone else’s values are dissatisfying and ineffective. 3 principles that explain authentic decision-making: #1. Identity tells you what… Continue reading

How to Overcome the Frustrations of Collaboration

It seems faster to make decisions on your own, especially when others don’t think like you. It’s simpler to give direction and expect obedience, than to endure the messy work of collaboration. The… Continue reading

The Truth about Empathy

Talking about emotion sets leaders on edge. Just do your job! But… Daniel Goleman discovered that nearly 90% of the difference between average leaders and star performers in senior leadership roles is attributable… Continue reading

Engaging the Secret Power of Identity

You’re better at every aspect of leadership when you have a clear sense of personal identity. The path toward self-knowledge requires self-awareness, but 85% lack self-awareness.* Find identity in: Personal story: Experiences and… Continue reading