How to be Dissatisfied Like a Leader

“Satisfaction is death.” George Bernard Shaw The only people more dissatisfied than leaders are artists, pubescent teens, and curmudgeons. “Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.” Thomas… Continue reading

How to Avoid the Truly Dangerous Thing While Seeking Feedback

“We define our dialogue and, in a sense, our future through the questions we choose to address.” Peter Block Seeking feedback includes asking great questions and making space for people to provide thoughtful… Continue reading

How Much Ween Do You Need

The word “overweening” came to mind this morning. I pronounced the “ween” with a whine. Overweeeeening! Now it’s stuck in my head. Merriam-webster.com says overweening is too confident. I suppose we need just… Continue reading

How to Find the Power to Say No

Anyone who can’t say, “No,” is living someone else’s life. “No” is necessary for fulfillment and success, as long as leaders are driven by a compelling, “YES.” Who can’t say, “No?” Dis-empowered people.… Continue reading

To Be a Good Leader for Others, Lead Yourself First

New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies of Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager. Leave a comment on this guest post by Susan Fowler to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary… Continue reading

The Complete List of Steps to Take After You Fall Short

Poor performance is a pivotal moment for your leadership. The worst thing you can do is plug your nose when your performance stinks. #1. Focus on leadership character. “Character is destiny.” Heraclitus Demonstrate… Continue reading