Category Archive: Success

I’d be Kind If I had the Time

I’d be kind if I had the time. Thankfully, you don’t have to be kind when the house is on fire. And it seems like there’s always a crisis. It’s not that you’re… Continue reading

Cracking the Mystery of Self-Leadership

All the ugly stereotypes of bad leadership are expressions of lousy self-leadership. Ken Blanchard says, “You can’t lead others if you can’t lead yourself.” Painful clarity: Self-leadership felt confusing to me until I… Continue reading

Let’s Get Real with Temptation

We grow weaker every time we succumb to temptation. But Emerson said, “We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.” Temptation and immediacy: Suppose you’re tempted to ignore a performance issue. Why?… Continue reading

9 Ways to Fall Back to Sleep When You Wake Up in the Night

In the U.S. 40% don’t get enough sleep. Sleep-time has decreased over one hour per night since 1942 in the U.S. Get enough sleep, if you’re serious about bringing your best. Think of… Continue reading

The Amazing Power of Being Valued by Others and the Path to Get There

Don’t scoff when people talk about feelings. Respect – being valued by others – is a feeling.  Feelings of respect bring respectful behaviors to life. People don’t respect leaders simply because there’s a… Continue reading

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