Category Archive: Success

How to Move from Stupid to Smart when You’re Stressed

You do some of your old job and some managing too. It’s a pressure cooker of tasks and responsibilities. Stress isn’t all bad: No stress is boring. Reasonable doses of stress challenge you… Continue reading

The 10 Commandments of Empowerment

Top-down empowerment programs reflect the reason they’re needed in the first place. Disconnected leaders develop ineffective empowerment programs in secluded conference rooms. There’s no power left for others when control is concentrated in… Continue reading

How to Discover and Leverage the Value You Bring

Know the value you bring. Find a situation where others value the value you bring and bring it. If you want to bring your value, explore the value you currently bring to others.… Continue reading

How to Have Grit When You Want to Quit

Grit matters when quitting is easier than pressing forward. Perseverance isn’t grit until you want to quit. But what keeps you going when the path is steep? Conundrum: Grit isn’t grit until quitting… Continue reading

When to Give Second Chances and When to Cut Someone Loose

Second chances are endorsements. Second chances are investments of personal collateral. Second chances strengthen relationships. Leaders – who don’t give second chances – waste potential. But give no patience to people who don’t… Continue reading

How to Respond to a Pestering Nagging Boss

I always hated people checking up on me. I felt insulted. I thought: Leave me alone. Get off my back. Mind your own business. Don’t you trust me? Have I disappointed you in… Continue reading