7 Powerful Ways to Elevate Leadership with Gratitude

You see what you look for and defend what you see. If you assume the worst, you find fault. If you look for problems, you find obstacles. If you look for progress, you… Continue reading

How to Think Negative and Still Succeed

Even Eeyore is right sometimes. Overly optimistic leaders: Minimize challenges. Fail to anticipate problems. Throw in the towel when it stays dark too long. Stockdale:  James Stockdale – former P.O.W. – told Jim… Continue reading

Daniel Kahneman on Expert Intuition

The challenge of intuition is you think it’s right before it’s examined. When you have an intuition, you don’t have other intuitions. You have confidence. The danger of going with your gut is… Continue reading

The Amtrak Fiasco

Emotion is a fickle mistress. I’m writing this from a hotel where I hadn’t planned to stay. At first, I was angry at Amtrak for canceling the train. When I laid down last… Continue reading

How to Manage the Bottom 15%

At WD-40 about 60% believe they can achieve their career goals without leaving the company. The strategy is simple, but not necessarily easy.* Learn Leap Repeat “Every single person in your organization is… Continue reading

Status Matters – 3 Ways to Gain It

If you had the choice, would you choose high or low status? Status elevates your opportunity to make a difference. 3 ways to elevate your status: #1. Don’t obsess about gaining status. The… Continue reading