Category Archive: Stress

10 Ways to Show Up as a Positive Leader When the House is on Fire

Good Afternoon Dan, So here is my question. I would love some advice on, how the heck can I get myself to show up as a positive leader day-to-day. (This reader’s question was… Continue reading

10 Ways to Start Your Day Like a Leader

Peak performance is built on rest. Exhaustion breeds discouragement and fear. I hope you woke up this morning refreshed. 10 ways to start your day like a leader. Take two minutes this morning… Continue reading

Only 1 in 10 are Self-Aware*

Self-awareness enables you to bring your best self to others. But studies show that only 10% to 15% of leaders are self-aware. (*HBR) Low self-awareness makes you irritating to others, dissatisfied with yourself,… Continue reading

There Are Only Three Ways to Get More Done

Pressure to put more in your cup – when your cup already overflows – stresses you out and drains your energy. The cycle of death: Work hard – Succeed – Get more to… Continue reading

How to Throw Someone In the Deep End of the Pool

Coddling is degrading because it tells people they’re incompetent. Pampering devalues strength. Over-protection is rejection.   Stretch yourself if you want to grow. It’s not a stretch assignment if it doesn’t keep you… Continue reading

What to do When High Performers Take on New Challenges

One of your best team members took on a new challenge. Performance plummeted. Now what? #1. Expect the dip. New challenges make us novices again. Performance goes down when people navigate uncharted waters.… Continue reading