TURKEY’S REVENGE: I BOUGHT A BONE TURKEY FOR THANKSGIVING

After the blessing, I ceremoniously stood as the “man” of the house, to proudly carve the bird. It was one of life’s great moments.

Stop Pretending You Know When You Don’t

Learning begins on the fringes of knowledge where clarity drifts toward uncertainty and confusion. People say things like, “I don’t know.” Successful leaders build relationships where it’s safe, even desirable, to NOT know.… Continue reading

How to Overcome Overthinking and Get More Done

Thinking is a magnifying glass. Overthinking is a microscope. Daniel Kanneman said, “Nothing in life is as important as you think it is, while you are thinking about it.” Clarity: Action creates clarity.… Continue reading

The Dangers of Helping: Are you too Helpful

The goal of helping is enabling, not more helping. Over-helpful leaders are over-worked and under-appreciated. Help in ways that strengthen competency and don’t create dependency. Train people to help each other, BEFORE they… Continue reading

How to Overcome the Dangers of Entitlement

The source of entitlement is arrogance. If you aren’t grappling with arrogance, you’re blind to its influence. You’re arrogant if: Offenses come quickly and frequently. Are you easily offended? Compassion takes the form… Continue reading

Gratefulness isn’t about Rose-Colored Glasses – the Real Practice of Gratitude

Gratitude expands leadership. Ingratitude corrodes everything it touches. Ingratitude is too dangerous to ignore. The alternatives to gratitude include: Self-absorption. Disappointment. Entitlement. Anger. Accusation. Bitterness. Anxiety. Remembering: Gratitude is a way of remembering… Continue reading