Category Archive: Personal Growth

How to Build a Learn-it-All Organization in a Know-it-All World

Relationships are pissing contests in know-it-all organizations. It’s a losing proposition to work for know-it-alls. YOU’RE never good enough. THEY’RE always right. People don’t listen, learn, and improve in know-it-all organizations. They’re too… Continue reading

What I Learned from a Week of Advice-Seeking

Those eager to give advice may not know what the heck they’re talking about. The trouble with receiving advice is YOU didn’t think of it. That makes you skeptical. It means you’re reluctant… Continue reading

The Scariest Thing about Introverts

Introverts drive extroverts crazy. Or should I say, extroverts drive introverts crazy? “… 65% of senior corporate executives viewed introversion as a barrier to leadership…” (HBR) The blank stare: The scariest thing about… Continue reading

Frustrated with Others But Comfortable with Yourself

It’s dangerous to evaluate others and affirm yourself. Self-affirmation – apart from self-evaluation – is the beginning of self-deception and the end of self-development. It’s perverse to give yourself a hand and give… Continue reading

How You Have Inescapable Impact

No one can live as an individual. “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;” John Donne Impact: If you… Continue reading

20% Walk Around Time And Other Tips for Successful CEOs

If the most powerful thing leaders do is connect, the most dangerous is isolation. (Inspired by Henry Mintzberg .) Relationship building: “Half of Americans view themselves as lonely,” David Cordani, chief executive of Cigna. (NPR.) Cigna… Continue reading