The Enemy of Everything Good

It was September 10, 2016 when I first wrote, “Everything good in leadership begins with humility.” I was proud of myself. The enemy of everything good in leadership is arrogance. The word itself… Continue reading

You Might be Right – the Glass is Half Empty – Now What

A friend texted, “I think of myself as more of a doomsday preparer.” I texted back, “Ahh! The advantage of pessimism is preparation.” Are there more? Pessimism is, “An inclination to emphasize adverse… Continue reading

Burnout to Breakthrough: How to Create Calm from Chaos

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Eileen McDargh to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of her new book, Burnout to Breakthrough: Building… Continue reading

An Essential – But Neglected – Skill that Fuels Success

It’s natural to consider your own concerns. It’s leadership to reflect on the concerns of others. The dripping faucet of others is opportunity for perspective taking. Perspective taking – an essential but neglected… Continue reading

3 Things Overworked Managers Need to Stop Doing Today

Lethargy and laziness aren’t virtues. But overworked managers are their own worst enemy. 3 things overworked managers need to stop: #1. Stop doing people’s work for them. Suppose you’re asked how to do… Continue reading

5 Things Spark Plugs Do to Inspire High Performing Teams

Some teams soar. Other teams splash around just above the surface. Giving CPR to low performing teams feels more important than encouraging high performing teams, but it isn’t. Spend more time fueling high… Continue reading