High Stress to High Value: Handling Hot Potatoes

Others handle day-to-day challenges. But the hot potato lands in your hands. Passing the buck in a high stress situation means you’ve reached your peak. But an aspiration to advance requires resolve to… Continue reading

The First Step Toward a Compelling Reason for Leading

A leader without purpose aimlessly jostles on well-worn paths. A leader with purpose climbs through the fog. Purpose pulls leaders into the future with courage and vitality. Purpose is: Light in the eyes.… Continue reading

Hired at 25 – Fired at 35: The Turning Point for the CEO of Dunkin Donuts

Robert Rosenberg (Bob) was 25 years old when his dad asked him to take over the family business. It was 1963. Thirty-five years later the company (Dunkin Donuts) had grown from a 10… Continue reading

Why Purpose Matters: The 7 Powers of Purpose

A leader without purpose is lost in a world of opportunity. The 7 powers of purpose: Grit. A leader with purpose has reason to fight through adversity. “If we possess our why of… Continue reading

Of All the Complaints I’ve Heard about Bosses, I’ve Never Heard this One

Top Complaints about bosses: My boss takes credit for my work. My boss doesn’t trust me. She seems to assume that I’m going to fail. My boss doesn’t care that I’m overworked. I… Continue reading

How Humble Leadership Really Works

Humility isn’t: Slow and stupid. Afraid to acknowledge strengths and talents. Passive and weak. Easily manipulated. Satisfied with mediocrity. Disinclined to bring up tough issues. Reluctant to act. 3 strengths of humility: #1.… Continue reading