The Complete List for Getting Buy-In From Senior Leadership

Senior leaders have authority to authorize action and provide resources. You’ll go further with buy-in from higher-ups. The complete list for getting buy-in from senior leadership: #1. Rash requests don’t impress. Don’t rush… Continue reading

The Principle of the Skunk: Where Change Really Begins

Dissatisfaction, not dreams, is the first step toward change.  Success that’s waiting over the mountain isn’t worth the climb when the valley feels fine. But, don’t beat people with the stick of dissatisfaction. The… Continue reading

How to Make Meaningful Change

It takes no courage to stand aloof and complain. Do you wish to lead? Change something. #1. Accept the messy. Acceptance isn’t approval. “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step… Continue reading

When to Give a Second Chance and When to Draw the Line

I give second chances reluctantly. I don’t want you on my team if you don’t work hard and bring your best. Drifters, excuse-makers, and blamers freak me out. They don’t deserve second chances.… Continue reading

Why Humility Delivers More Results Than Arrogance

Arrogance holds you back. Humility propels you forward.   Courage and humility: You’d be wrong if you said humility is kin to fear. Courage is the willingness and ability to fail and try… Continue reading

7 Ways to Find Your Breakthrough Moment

Breakthroughs are rare when you avoid where they happen. #1. Breakthroughs happen when you accept ignorance. You wouldn’t need a breakthrough if you already knew what to do. Ignorance is the hinge where… Continue reading