Hurt, Didn’t It? Six Skills to Master the Creative Process

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Jeff DeGraff to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of his new book, The Creative Mindset: Mastering… Continue reading

The Troubles You Endure Spring From Reactions You Regret

Rude drivers invite kneejerk reactions. He cut you off. You yell, “Ass hole!” (Perhaps there’s some gesticulation as well.) Reacting is you with someone else in mind. Reacting tricks you into believing you’re… Continue reading

How to Begin Again for the First Time

Meaningful contribution always includes beginning again. Begin again for the first time: #1. Begin with reflection. How do I aspire to contribute? What is true of me that enables my highest contribution in… Continue reading

How to Overcome the Distraction of Compassion

Distracted leaders are octopods spinning like tornados with sucker-filled tentacles clinging to ‘important’ trivialities. You can’t go eight directions at the same time and make meaningful progress. The centrifugal force of distraction drives… Continue reading

Distraction: Defeating the Beast that Contaminates Leadership and Dilutes Effectiveness

The seduction of distraction is it makes you feel important while diluting usefulness at the same time. The habit of hurry drains fulfillment and frustrates engagement. No one achieves excellence by doing one… Continue reading

How to Manage and Maximize Gifted Jerk-Holes

Fitting in is unsophisticated self-sabotage, but effectively standing out requires finesse. “None of us is dumb as all of us.” Astronaut Mark Kelly* Gifted jerk-holes: Like black holes, jerk-holes suck life out of the… Continue reading