Category Archive: Success

Things that Ruin Leaders

Losing yourself and finding yourself ruins leaders. Most of us are still finding ourselves. We live to please our parents, teachers, bosses, lovers, and friends. It’s healthy to please others but devastating to… Continue reading

3 Beliefs that Feel Right but Cause Harm

#1. Reaching goals provides fulfillment. You’re exhausted because you believe the myth of reaching goals. The only thing achievement provides is the opportunity to look for the next goal. The process is endless… Continue reading

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

Positive Discontent: How to Intervene Before Things Fall Apart

While he was on vacation, one manager’s team lost momentum. We discussed how to intervene before things fall apart. I gave him two phrases for reflection, protecting gains and positive discontent. “Protecting gains… Continue reading

How to Think Like a Leader when Your Brain Drags You Down

Ruminant animals chew their food, swallow it, regurgitate it, and chew it some more*. Humans are mental cud chewers. Research shows that you aren’t thinking about what you’re doing about half the time**.… Continue reading

7 Ways to Immediately Open Your Mind to Useful Ideas

You can’t be open to everything. Open-minded leadership is a pernicious waste of time when you lose sight of outcomes. So how can you open your mind without wasting time on useless conversations?… Continue reading