Self-Awareness wasn’t Invented by Dope Smoking Hippies

I used to think self-awareness was invented by dope smoking hippies. But now I see the weight of self-blindness. You are self-blind, at least partially. 80: Last night an *80 year old woman… Continue reading

How to Put an End to Complaining

I made it to 7 a.m. before complaining. This morning I decided that I wouldn’t complain all day. After some thought, I lowered my expectation to the morning. But the first thing I… Continue reading

Dear Dan: A Team Member is Sarcastic and Disrespectful

Dear Dan, I have recently been promoted to sales manager. One of my team members is not giving me the respect as a manager. He often acts sarcastically about some of my plans… Continue reading

5 books I’m reading in the next 30 days – Progress Report

I’ve checked off three of the five books I plan to read in February. Check off Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility by Patty McCord, Chief Talent Officer at Netflix for… Continue reading

How to Show Up in Ways that Ignite High Performance in Others

Your presence – the way you show up – impacts team performance. Positive emotion promotes high performance.* Know impact: Leaders who don’t know or don’t care about their presence can’t promote high performance… Continue reading

Organizations aren’t Families and Leaders aren’t Parents

Football players bragged – with misty eyes – that their team felt like a family, after the Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII. Winning impacts perception. Losers are on teams. Winners belong to… Continue reading