Category Archive: Success

Succeeding with the Thin Line Between Stubborn and Persistent

There’s a thin line between stubborn and persistent. Successful leaders make decisions quickly* and change their mind reluctantly. But stubbornness refuses to consider alternatives. Stubbornness makes decisiveness a disaster. But success requires persistence.… Continue reading

How to Make Peace with that Negative Voice in Your Head

Maybe you should stop fighting your inner critic. Hug her. Take him to coffee. Your inner critic speaks the truth he sees. Sometimes he’s right. We start talking to ourselves as soon as… Continue reading

10 Things that Make Dumb Leaders Smart Today

One of the best things to discover is your own lack of brilliance.   Brain function goes down when you’re: Stressed out. If stress makes you dumb, some leaders must be dim-wits.  Fatigued… Continue reading

How to Overcome Bitterness After Being Passed Over

Disappointments brings you to a perilous series of choices. I don’t mean to speak lightly, but if you’re bitter, you chose it. Feeling hurt isn’t a choice. But if you’re bitter, you made… Continue reading

One Essential After Being Passed Over For Promotion

They chose someone else. You were passed over for promotion. You keep telling yourself there’s a silver lining. But your inner critic is going nuts and it feels like everyone in the office… Continue reading

5 Tragic Blunders of the Inexperienced

Blunder #1: Getting lost in their own work. Drive sabotages inexperienced leaders when they go into heads-down mode. Leaders often have work responsibilities beyond leadership. Their job includes being part of the team… Continue reading