Category Archive: Success

12 Ways to Thrive Under Stress

Talking about stress is stressful. It’s one more problem to solve. But, ignoring it never resolves it. Stress builds up. Disproportionate reactions indicate stress build-up. Mary says, “Would you mind handing me that… Continue reading

10 Remarkable Qualities of Wise Leaders

Wisdom is about behavior not intelligence. Wisdom is practical not theoretical; skillful not academic. Wisdom gets things done. Fools sit and talk while the wise move out. I’m not suggestion it’s foolish to… Continue reading

Finding Focus: 12 Leadership Focal Points

Ever end the day worn out but wondering what you accomplished. Coach Wooden warned, “Never confuse activity with achievement.” Life without focus is wasted. Worse yet, wrong focus guarantees wrong results. Don’t focus… Continue reading

The Struggle and Power of Divergent Values

It’s a mistake to expect everyone to fully align with your values. Shared values are never fully shared. Power of values:  Shared values are the heartbeat of vibrant organizations. Values drive decisions. Decisions… Continue reading

The Real Reason Teams Don’t Work

Overwork prevents teamwork. Imagine the feeling of being close to missing a deadline. At 3:00 p.m. a team mate needs your expertise on their marketing project. Are you eager to serve? Or, are… Continue reading

Overcoming the Downside of Pursuing Excellence

The problem with the pursuit of excellence is there is no done, only better. Done satisfies. Move on. Yes! There is no check box in the pursuit of excellence. The second challenge with… Continue reading