Category Archive: Success

How to Say No to the Boss When You’ve Always Said Yes

You’re trapped if you can’t say no to the boss. My first no. The first time I said no to my boss was a painful moment of clarity. I wanted to be the… Continue reading

The Power of the Leader’s Calling

Goals and strategies are useful, but nothing trumps calling. Leadership is the calling to bring your best self in service to others. Define success in terms of personal excellence, not results. Achievements are less… Continue reading

How to Create the Perfect Organizational Culture

The future of organizations is determined by the ways we choose to relate to each other. Imagine: It helps to know where you want to go before you start down the path. Imagine an… Continue reading

An Amazingly Practical Approach to Practicing a Growth Mindset

Without exception, growth is a lifelong process for all successful leaders. You may be mature in a few areas of leadership, but we’re all infants in many.   Community: Growth requires community. We… Continue reading

How Negative Leaders Become Positive Today

The immediate environment around you is your complete responsibility.  Become positive: #1. Imagine you’re a positive leader. Go do that.  Behave your way into positive leadership. #2. Stop saying, “Yes, but….” One reason… Continue reading

How to be Tough When You Prefer Being Kind

Stress increases when leaders can’t bring kind and tough together. Kind without tough makes you a pushover. Tough without kind makes you a jerk. Accountability is candy to some leaders. It’s easy for… Continue reading