Gain Influence with Others by Seeing Yourself

I’m from Maine. My parents are from Maine, and so are my parent’s parents. We refer to ourselves as MAINEiacs and we have a reputation for stoicism. Maybe the cold winters make us… Continue reading

Five Strategies that Create Your Future

If you feel stuck you are. You want to be unstuck but wanting doesn’t change anything. Wanting without acting makes matters worse. Frustration drains you. Frustration and blame are twins. Where there is… Continue reading

The Pain of Round Pegs in Square Holes

Passion is essential but it doesn’t solve everything. About a month ago I invited one of our lead people to take on a new role. It’s not working out and it’s my fault.… Continue reading

The Truth about What’s Holding You Back

  Every great start begins with a painful stop. The first step toward the right destination is to stop going in the wrong direction. Casting vision isn’t doing. Dreaming of how you want… Continue reading

Crash! Smash! Bash! You’re Engine Hash

Image source I remember the day we found Shel Silversein’s children’s book, “Where the Side Walk Ends.” We were Christmas shopping in downtown Bangor, Maine. We laughed like children. Years later, we read… Continue reading

How to be Positive when things are Negative

Image source “Leaders need to be excited about what is possible rather than managing what is,” Doug Conant, former CEO of Campbell’s Soup. The context of Leadership: During our second conversation, Doug explained… Continue reading