Category Archive: Success

Secrets of Emotional Contagion

Emotion is contagious. Stressed leaders have stressed teams. Angry leaders are surrounded by anxiety. You care about the way work feels because: Motivation is a feeling. Momentum is a feeling. Vitality is a… Continue reading

15 Reasons Positive Leaders Seem Negative

Negative leaders look in the mirror and see someone who cares. There are “good” reasons for negativity. You’re negative because… Some babies come out smiling and some come like Eeyore. It’s not an… Continue reading

How to Expand Leaders with the Many-Selves Idea

I’m capable of many responses to the same situation. Some responses are noble and others, disadvantageous and self-defeating. Smart people are capable of self-destructive behaviors. Many selves: I have many selves inside me.… Continue reading

Stop Punching Yourself in the Face: 13 Self-Defeating Behaviors to Avoid

It’s not good to knock-out yourself. Self-defeat is inevitable until you acknowledge you’re punching yourself in the face. 13 Self-Defeating Behaviors: #1. People pleasing that motivates to stress-out over opinions and approval. #2.… Continue reading

The Single Predictor of Long-Term Success

There’s hope for you if you aren’t the smartest person at the table. Average people succeed as long as they keep going when the path is steep. Talent, intelligence, good fortune, and opportunity… Continue reading

Tom Rath on Getting the Most From Adversity

Leadership is the opposite of focusing on yourself. If you want to make a great contribution, don’t begin with yourself. Begin with what the world needs. (Inspired by, “Life’s Great Question,” by Tom… Continue reading