Category Archive: Success

How to Seize Your Greatest Opportunities

Opportunity is ugly. Opportunity is a door that feels like a wall, an open window that feels shut, or a ceiling that feels too low. Mud disguises, pain exposes, and fear illuminates opportunity.… Continue reading

Creating Glorious Space for Reinvention

Baggage barricades your future.  Leadership baggage includes past: Disappointment with others. Unresolved conflict. Broken relationships. Personal failure. Failed plans. Financial frustrations and business setbacks. Releasing baggage is like cutting sandbags from balloons. In,… Continue reading

One Choice that Informs All Others

Unable to choose is unable to move. Choices enable movement. Unable to choose is another way of saying stuck. Successful leaders make decisions. Everyone who’s stuck lives with choices waiting to be made.… Continue reading

Great Leaders are Great Because They …

Great leadership is more about others and less about you. Stop focusing on yourself. Great leaders are great because they: Have emotional intelligence. Reveal greatness in others. Know where they’re going and why.… Continue reading

5 Structures that Shaped Zappos’ Culture

Lack of focus wastes energy, squanders resources, and defeats hope. Focus, on the other hand, eliminates the superfluous in order to grasp the essential. Success requires focus. Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, describes… Continue reading

The Top 10 Performance Factors for Teams

Image source by Vojko Kalan Memo to the new team, 2/23/13: Raise your hand if you love wasting time on: Meaningless drivel. Frustrating stagnation. Superficial relationships. Worthless discussions. Trivial decisions. Mediocre results. Mundane… Continue reading