2 Ways to Build a High Ownership Culture

When ownership is low, getting things done is always hard. 7 signs you’re in a low ownership culture: Normal requests are greeted with moaning. It’s an ‘every person for themselves’ culture. Unhelpfulness is… Continue reading

How We Really Learn to Lead

You learn to lead the same way babies learn to walk, by observation, training, and experimentation. Development in any arena begins by seeing what’s possible. Moms and dads show children what’s possible. Michael… Continue reading

12 Growth Moments People Often Miss

Bluebirds sit on nearby branches dangling bugs in their beaks to tempt hungry adolescents to fly. Flight is motivated more by hunger than passion. Discomfort drives growth. 12 growth moments people often miss:… Continue reading

7 Top Strategies that Break the Grip of Self-Inflicted Anxiety

Healthy anxiety rises to face challenge, opportunity, and threat. That tension in your gut means you care. But self-inflected anxiety causes leaders to… Struggle with decision-making. Flip flop after making decisions. View others… Continue reading

Navigating People-Threats with Confidence

In nature the strong eat the weak. We live in a threatening world. Thankfully, no one is trying to eat you, at least literally. Threats happen when: Competitors gain a foothold with your… Continue reading

7 Truths about Chronic Complainers Every Leader Needs Today

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.” Dale Carnegie Chronic complainers: Seek validation. Constant complaining is a plea for attention. Feel powerless. Complainers see themselves as weak and… Continue reading