Category Archive: Stress

How to Stop Stumbling Aimlessly and Pull Purposefully

We don’t wake up thinking, “I want to live an inconsequential life.” But we don’t wake up thinking, “I want to live a meaningful life,” either. We simply wake up stumbling aimlessly from… Continue reading

Small Irritations – The Legacy of Flies

Nothing rouses me to determined resolve like the catastrophe of a fly in the house. I stalk from room to room crouching – whacker at the ready. You know you’re rich beyond belief… Continue reading

Reject this Myth about Management Before it’s too Late

The danger of a myth is it works until it destroys you. A path based on a lie always leads to oblivion. The myth to reject: always-on is the path to success. Always-on… Continue reading

High Stress to High Value: Handling Hot Potatoes

Others handle day-to-day challenges. But the hot potato lands in your hands. Passing the buck in a high stress situation means you’ve reached your peak. But an aspiration to advance requires resolve to… Continue reading

Embracing the Power to Predict the Next Normal

The challenge isn’t predicting the next normal. It’s creating it. I heard the term “next normal” when a friend texted me from a Board retreat. I believe McKinsey used “next normal” first. Leaders… Continue reading

People will Remember How You Treated Them During COVID-19

A friend of mine got laid off last Friday. Clients in education are developing three plans for the fall of 2020, but most of their work could be irrelevant. Other clients are figuring… Continue reading