How Unhappy People Lead

I prefer happiness to sadness. But what if sadness is an asset? Unhappy leaders: Martin Luther King Jr. tried to commit suicide twice before he was 13. (Time) (Winston Churchill’s) creative-depressive personality meant… Continue reading

5 Principles that Expand and Sustain Your Leadership

Success includes good fortune. But HBR author Amy Jen Su believes long-term success goes beyond luck and includes five practical principles. Purpose. Process. People. Presence. Peace. She explained her ideas in our recent… Continue reading

Give Presentations Like a Pro Even When You Hate Public Speaking

You might not enjoy it, but leading includes public speaking. Speaking skills matter when you lead meetings for teams, boards, or the entire company. You can’t lead without speaking in public. How to… Continue reading

How to Make the Most of a Trip to the Restroom

I laughed at the simplicity and effectiveness of Melanie Katzman’s strategy for creating and strengthening connection. Even introverts go to the restroom. “People are collecting followers and likes, and not relationships. And they’re… Continue reading

How to Stop Wasting Time and Maximize Peak Performance

You wouldn’t intentionally choose a stupid way to work. Everyone has a time of day when they are most efficient and effective – a peak performance time. If you expect the best from… Continue reading

Why Problem-Solving Isn’t Enough

Eliminating bad leaves you bereft of good. The “NO” life isn’t leaderly. You can’t get where you want to go by NOT doing things. It’s true that NO is part of leadership, but… Continue reading