Category Archive: Success

Complaints Kids Make about Mom and We Make about Managers

The hardest part of having a mom is coming to grips with her frailties and mistakes. Kid complaints about mom: You won’t let me do anything. You don’t love me. You’re mean. Nothing… Continue reading

How Great Leaders Build Strong Relationships

You might think leadership would be easy if it wasn’t for people. Try sending everyone home! Now what? You’re an individual contributor – not a leader – when you work in isolation. Relationship… Continue reading

How to Move any Leadership Aspiration to Reality

Aspiration is the beginning of leadership. Clarify leadership’s 3 aspirations: Personal growth: Who do you aspire to become? Talent development: How will you develop yourself and others? Leadership achievement: What do you aspire… Continue reading

How to Be a Smart Novice and Stop Hurting Yourself and Others

Novelty makes novices of us all. Every time you try something new, you’re a novice all over again. Dangers of inexperience: You thought you understood parenting until you had children. You thought you… Continue reading

How Successful Leaders Navigate Disruption

Success during disruption is a function of opportunity, humility, talent, and focus – the elimination of distraction. Ego hinders meaningful contribution. Avoid Superhero Syndrome.  Superhero-leaders work too hard rescuing others. It feels good… Continue reading

Help, I’m Always Thinking About Work

I’m asking myself, “Who are you if you aren’t working?” Work brings value and meaning to life. But what if there’s more? I’m mildly workaholic according to an assessment on CNN. The assessment… Continue reading