Listening – Power, Skill, and Style

Your greatest tool of influence is your ears. Listening increases the value and impact of your words. “Real listening is a willingness to let the other person change you.” Alan Alda 4 listener… Continue reading

4 Ways to Move Through Pain to Fulfillment

An aspirin might solve a headache, but it doesn’t cure cancer. Instead of moving through pain to fulfillment, we prolong and multiply discomfort by masking it. It’s better to use pain than ignore… Continue reading

3 Ways Remembering Advantages Leaders

The beauty of a poor memory is life is filled with surprises. The danger of not remembering is an untethered life. #1. Remembering informs identity. You know who you are by remembering. Remembering… Continue reading

7 Lessons from the Naïve Leader

One day a naïve leader decided to explore the desert. He was smart enough to know he needed water and clothing for protection from the sun. But he didn’t understand all the dangers… Continue reading

4 Ways to Set Team Norms

How do you enforce team norms lightly when you have a disruptive member? Dear Dan, When you have a disruptive team member with emotional outbursts that is limiting the team’s effectiveness, enforcing lightly… Continue reading

4 Hard Things Leaders Do

The hard things leaders do make them glorious. A bird in flight is glorious. There’s glory in just being human. Stars at night sing glory. Effortless glory is wonderful. But there’s another kind… Continue reading