Category Archive: Stress

Face-draggers Anonymous

Mom used to say, “Stand up straight Danny.” Danny’s my given name and when I go home they still call me that. Mom lives in Florida now and I have a problem. When… Continue reading

Fatigue and self-acceptance

Persistent fatigue is your opportunity to say something stupid, do something wrong, lose your temper, forget details, and destroy your health. (Adapted from Harvard Health) Driving to success may drive you past tired… Continue reading

Crisis precedes innovation

Just before innovation people feel, frustration, stress, even hopelessness. For example, your company raised the performance bar while restricting resources.  The people “up stairs” don’t get it and you just know you’ll never… Continue reading

Don’t Collaborate?

Most organizations bow down to the value of collaboration. Today, I’m shooting the sacred cow. Collaboration isn’t always useful or necessary. Furthermore, collaboration can be cumbersome and ineffective. ***** Collaboration is useful when… Continue reading

The Power of Commitment

A risk free life is a boring life. Yesterday, a college senior and I discussed life and career choices. He feels stressed. He realizes a decision today may establish the direction of his… Continue reading

The “G” word for leaders – Gibberish

This is the seventh installment in the series I’m calling “Alphabet for Leaders.” Today it’s the letter “G.” Have you listened to a leader saying the same thing over and over again? I… Continue reading