Category Archive: Success

A Two Question Ritual to Change Your Day

Leadership always has trajectory. What’s yours? How is your attitude breathing vitality into others? How are your actions strengthening relationships? Daily rituals establish trajectory. A two question ritual to change your day: #1.… Continue reading

Responsible Mistake-Making: You Suck Before You Shine

Lying isn’t a responsible mistake but missing a deadline might be. Catastrophic mistakes spring from character flaws and irresponsibility. It’s a disaster when you lie or cheat. But skill-development REQUIRES responsible mistake-making. Responsible… Continue reading

5 Surefire Ways to Make Today Better than Yesterday

You will never enjoy work until you stop blaming others for your dissatisfaction. 5 surefire ways to make today better than yesterday: #1. Honor the power of words. One negative interaction erases many… Continue reading

Leadership Derailers: Fatigue as a Badge of Honor

Leadership is challenging. Don’t make it harder than it needs to be. Ego confuses fatigue with importance. If you aren’t tired and stressed, you must not be important! Leadership derailers: fatigue as a… Continue reading

How the CEO of Whole Foods Bought Gossamer Gear

I don’t care for the idea of luck. I prefer Ralph Waldo Emerson’s approach, “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” But a recent conversation with the founder… Continue reading

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

People judge you by the story they tell themselves about you. The most powerful words we hear are the stories we tell to ourselves. Potential stories: Normally I greet people warmly, with a… Continue reading