The Bottom Line Can Never Be the Bottom Line

People who can’t say they don’t know can’t be trusted; they’re posturing. They’ll tell you what you want to hear rather than what they really think. Fear drives lies. Fear of losing status,… Continue reading

How to Overcome the Fear of Losing

Fear of losing keeps you from winning; holding on holds you back. The more you have to lose the more you have to protect. Protecting is backward facing. Protect family and reputation but… Continue reading

The Only Way to Inspire Others

Image source Martin Luther King inspired people not because he had a dream but because he touched the silent dream of others. He said what mattered to others. Leaders that busily talk about… Continue reading

How Blowing up a Factory Changed Jack Welch

I asked Jack Welch, at the World Business Forum 2011, to talk about tipping points in his life and he said, “I blew up a (GE) factory the first year I was there.”… Continue reading

8 Secrets to Rising Above the Pack

Malcolm Gladwell explains the deepest fear of all is being rejected by our peers – “social risk.” I’m watching the recording of Gladwell’s presentation at the World Business Forum (WBF), “We are hardwired… Continue reading

Overcoming the Mediocrity of Doing Your Best

“Do your best,” is an excuse for not doing your best. It’s code for, don’t worry if you don’t make it. Stop telling people to do their best; give them a goal, instead.… Continue reading