Category Archive: Power

The 7 Impossibilities of Gratitude

Gratitude makes many bad things impossible. The 7 impossibilities of gratitude: #1. Worry. You can’t worry and be grateful in the same moment. Don’t worry about overcoming worry. Just notice and acknowledge benefit… Continue reading

How to Break Free from People Pleasing and Speak Your Mind

All people-pleasers lose themselves. The #1 regret of the dying is, “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” You always… Continue reading

The Power of Mother-Leader

I’ve been asking people to complete this sentence. “My mom is reflected in my life when I ….” (You can add a bit of explanation.) If leadership is influence, mother is the first… Continue reading

The 5 Powers of a Good Enemy – Red Sox Fans Hate the Yankees

Red Sox fans are all alike. They hate the Yankees. You might respect the talent of the Yankees, but a Red Sox fan knows the Yankees buy championships. “… studies show that rabid… Continue reading

Power in the Face of Disruption

The difference between wannabe leaders and actual leaders is focus. I’ve been asking leaders, “What would make this week just a little better than last week?” A diet of doom and gloom is… Continue reading

6 Reasons Egotistical Leaders are Exhausted

Egotistical leadership is exhausting. But there’s a reservoir of energy for leaders who practice humility. Humility is expansive and vibrant. Ego is restrictive and grim.   6 reasons egotistical leaders are exhausted: #1.… Continue reading