Category Archive: Personal Growth

How Managers Become Leaders

Only 1 in 10 managers actually have the talent to manage. But lacing on leadership shoes is like discovering you’re lactose intolerant after devouring a container of ice cream. Leaders manage and managers… Continue reading

The Secret to Managing How you Feel

Sometimes I feel jazzed. Other times I’m just dopey. I come alive while I’m doing something. Lying in bed drains my vitality. The less I do, the less I feel like doing. Feelings… Continue reading

Victims: The People Leaders Deal with Everyday

Self-destructive responses to life multiply like flies on roadkill. The worst response is pervasive and sinister. It’s the lie of victimhood. This lie, like breathing, usually goes unnoticed. The worst thing about victimhood… Continue reading

How to Get Useful Feedback from Liars

People lie to leaders. Usually it’s not malicious, but it’s always unhelpful. Team members who aspire to get along or get ahead… Soften criticism. Deflect tough answers. Over-state compliments. Authority corrupts interactions. If… Continue reading

3 Ways to be a Leader Worth Following Today

If you’re proud of yourself for leading, you’re doing it wrong. Leaders worth following feel joy for occasionally getting it right, but they don’t strut around like bantam roosters followed by flocks of… Continue reading

5 Ways to Take Ownership at Work

Pressuring people creates compliance – only while they’re being watched. Tasks can be imposed. Ownership is taken freely, or it’s not taken at all. Ownership involves two people, a leader who gives it… Continue reading