Category Archive: Personal Growth

How to Let Go of What Holds You Back

Edison said, “Our greatest weakness is giving up.”  Letting go feels like failure. Grit says, “Don’t quit.” Good judgement whispers, “Let this one go.” Letting go doesn’t have to be giving up. #1.… Continue reading

How to Avoid the Truly Dangerous Thing While Seeking Feedback

“We define our dialogue and, in a sense, our future through the questions we choose to address.” Peter Block Seeking feedback includes asking great questions and making space for people to provide thoughtful… Continue reading

How Much Ween Do You Need

The word “overweening” came to mind this morning. I pronounced the “ween” with a whine. Overweeeeening! Now it’s stuck in my head. Merriam-webster.com says overweening is too confident. I suppose we need just… Continue reading

All Stagnation Needs is Smug Satisfaction

Work on how you work. If you don’t, this week will reflect last week. Take charge of your trajectory. If you can’t tell me what you’re working on as a leader, you’re already… Continue reading

An Acronym That Explains Mentoring

I could use some help. I’m trying – without success – to create an acronym that captures the essence of mentoring. How would you use MENTOR or MENTORING as an acronym? What I… Continue reading

7 Profound Benefits of Navigating Storms

There will come a time when things get worse, even when you try to make them better. Optimism is an attitude toward storms, not exemption from them. Don’t be startled when skies grow… Continue reading