Tom Rath on Getting the Most From Adversity

Leadership is the opposite of focusing on yourself. If you want to make a great contribution, don’t begin with yourself. Begin with what the world needs. (Inspired by, “Life’s Great Question,” by Tom… Continue reading

A Two Question Ritual to Change Your Day

Leadership always has trajectory. What’s yours? How is your attitude breathing vitality into others? How are your actions strengthening relationships? Daily rituals establish trajectory. A two question ritual to change your day: #1.… Continue reading

The Best Super Bowl Commercial of All Time

The best Super Bowl commercial of all time: Runner Up for the best Super Bowl commercial of all time: (Don’t miss the ending.) Top contenders: Coke’s, “Mean Joe Green.” Wendy’s, “Where’s the Beef.”… Continue reading

Dear Dan – Is There Ever a Time to Not Forgive

Dear Dan, Is there ever a time to not forgive an offense, and instead seek for it to be righted? I worked with a group over the summer to redo the organizations discipline… Continue reading

Responsible Mistake-Making: You Suck Before You Shine

Lying isn’t a responsible mistake but missing a deadline might be. Catastrophic mistakes spring from character flaws and irresponsibility. It’s a disaster when you lie or cheat. But skill-development REQUIRES responsible mistake-making. Responsible… Continue reading

Leadership Derailers: Blind Spots – I’m So Awesome

I’m so awesome! There are a dozen yellow roses on the counter in our house. I bought them for my bride. Frankly, she receives flowers much more than on Valentine’s Day. I’m a… Continue reading