Category Archive: Solutions

Imagine

Imagine bouncing out of bed anxious for work, not anxious about work. Imagine you’re fired up, not burned-out. Imagine clarity replaces confusion. Imagine the person you plan to fire decides to quit. Imagine… Continue reading

The Five Stages of Decline

You might feel like Superman, but kryptonite is real. Success goes sideways when leaders feel invincible. 5 companies that were great once: Borders Sears & Roebuck Blockbuster (Blockbuster has 1 store in Bend,… Continue reading

5 Things to Do When Pedaling Faster Doesn’t Work

We have a bizarre capacity to pedal faster when something isn’t working. We think if we try harder the problem will magically disappear. Trying harder works for people who aren’t really trying. More… Continue reading

7 Truths about Chronic Complainers Every Leader Needs Today

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.” Dale Carnegie Chronic complainers: Seek validation. Constant complaining is a plea for attention. Feel powerless. Complainers see themselves as weak and… Continue reading

The Deeper Value of Problems that Shallow Leaders Neglect

A problem-free life would destroy us all. A world without problems has no solutions. In a rush to solve problems, don’t neglect their deeper value and ultimate purpose. Purpose: The ultimate purpose of… Continue reading

3 Lessons from Tires that Aren’t Flat and other Inconveniences

The trip was a little less than five hours, so my wife and I drove to the workshop I was recently scheduled to give. Everything went smoothly until we got a flat about… Continue reading