Why Some Leaders Stick and Other Leaders Quit

Grit isn’t the reason people endure. Grit is disappointing because it develops as-you-go, not before you go. Context: Grit is irrelevant when you already feel strong, capable, and confident. Difficulty, distress, weakness, and… Continue reading

The Right Way to Make a Taco

Tacos are made with crunchy shells. Soft shells are acceptable only when crunchy shells are unavailable. The only acceptable taco shell is Old El Paso’s “Stand N Stuff” flat bottom taco shell. Cheese… Continue reading

The True Value of Persistent Problems and Nagging Distress

Problems are spiny gifts wrapped in sandpaper. It’s foolish to wish for problem-free leadership. The four benefits of persistent problems: #1. The prospect of becoming your best self. “Leadership is a matter of… Continue reading

A Two-Part Team Exercise that Shifts Focus and Elevates Performance

Lousy leaders focus on what’s wrong with you. 4 lousy-leader-behaviors: #1. Lousy leaders obsess over people’s flaws and weaknesses. #2. Lousy leaders complain about the wrong people. Under-performing leaders complain about others. But… Continue reading

Ignore Your Feelings – Enjoy Your Feelings

You aren’t your feelings. You feel like avoiding a tough conversation, but YOU have it. You don’t feel like getting up in the morning, but YOU get up anyway. You want to smack… Continue reading

The 7 Seductions of Leadership

Position, status, and success don’t magically make you superior to others. Know-it-all leaders become less than they could be. The 7 seductions of leadership: Knowing ‘about’ is the same as knowing ‘how’. Position… Continue reading