Category Archive: Personal Growth

How to Ignite Development in the Arrogant and Resistant

Arrogance can’t see a need for development. Ask egotistical managers if they run great meetings. (Insert any management skill.) Of course they do! There’s no point in telling them they don’t. Pride invites… Continue reading

Practical Tips for Winning with the 7 most Provocative Challenges of Leadership

The saddest state of leadership is thinking you’ve mastered something you haven’t. 7 Provocative Challenges: #1. Courageously leading into the future while diligently managing the present. Over-led organizations become unstable. There’s too much… Continue reading

5 Ways to Hack the Power Triangle

The difference between average success and remarkable achievement is your ability to hack the power triangle. Each point of the triangle represents a uniquely qualified person you need in your life.   3 power… Continue reading

The Most Dangerous Lies are the Ones We Whisper in our own Ears

The danger of self-deception is it feels helpful while it blocks growth. It’s surprisingly easy to feed ourselves a line of bull while demonizing dissenters, rejecting disconfirming realities, and affirming ourselves. No high… Continue reading

Where Grit Really Comes From

I just spent 13 hours in a car. Because of weather, yesterday’s flight was canceled. Rescheduling was impossible. My first thought was I can go home and take a nap. Cancellation: I’d been… Continue reading

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