10 Ways to Help Reluctant People Make Commitments

Leaders spend too much time trying to get performance from people who aren’t committed. The worst thing you can do is explain why it-will-work to people who aren’t committed to make-it-work. You know… Continue reading

3 Ways to Overcome “That Won’t Work”

Naysayers are often right – especially when they’re roadblocks. “What works,” emerges AFTER you try. We have a delusional ability to believe we’re right when, in truth, we have nothing to support our… Continue reading

How to Navigate Turmoil without Sinking the Boat

Unresolved turmoil weakens the knees and squelches creativity. The companions of turmoil are frustration, helplessness, and regret. Four sources of turmoil: #1. Mandates from disconnected leadership. The people at the helm seem stupid… Continue reading

The Top 20 Ways to Say What You Really Think

The false peace of not saying what you really think eventually sucks the life out of you. Speak up because you’ll complain less if things don’t go your way.   20 ways to… Continue reading

Holy Shift

You have a holy shift in your story. It happened when you realized you still had room to grow and more to learn. Humility and humiliation: “We learn about humility through humiliation.” Bill… Continue reading

Motivation to Televise Your Colonoscopy

Last year, Katie Couric convinced Jimmy Kimmel to televise his first colonoscopy. In 2000, Katie televised her own. What motivates a person to have a colonoscopy on national television? The answer is pain.… Continue reading