Category Archive: Purpose

Three Ways To Make a Difference Today

#1. Fuel, manage, and monitor energy, first your own, then others. You can’t get there with an empty tank. It’s not flashy, but in order to fuel energy in others you need to… Continue reading

Skin Bags with No Heart

It’s hypocritical that we preach about purpose and authenticity and spend so much time worshipping ‘successful’ leaders. Questions reveal priorities. Most questions you hear focus on HOW to solve pressing concerns. How do… Continue reading

How to Survive an Ambush After the Meeting

Your team just made an important decision. You think everyone left the meeting ready to go. But Barney sticks his head in the door and asks, “Got a minute?” Barney says, “I’m not… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Help We’re Stuck and Sinking

Dear Dan, Our organization is stuck. We’re losing energy and declining. What suggestions do you have for getting unstuck? Sincerely, Nervous about the future Dear Nervous, Thanks for your question. Apart from intervention,… Continue reading

How to be a Badass Without Becoming a Jerk-hole

You can’t succeed as a leader if your need to be liked exceeds your drive to achieve. There are three options in the tension between results and relationships. Results without relationships. (Jerk-hole.) Results… Continue reading

Secret Sauce: What I Learned from the Chief Learning Officer at SAP

Listening to learn expands your influence. Reflection solidifies learning. I’m reflecting on what I learned from Jenny Dearborn, SVP and CLO at SAP. When I asked Jenny Dearborn for her Secret Sauce, she… Continue reading