Paranoid Optimism – Courage to Shine a Light into the Darkness

Optimism doesn’t serve you well when it prevents you from acknowledging dark realities. We don’t need leaders spewing blind optimism. It’s better to name the challenge, craft a response, and take action. Successful… Continue reading

3 Questions to a Decision When Things are Uncertain

Ambiguity is always present in a world filled with people, change, and opportunity. Only the dead are certain. In praise of imperfect decisions: Clarity and confidence develop as you go, not before you… Continue reading

How a Jerk Revealed Her Purpose

On November 20, 2011, I had a car accident that landed me in the hospital for several weeks. I received a menu from food services every morning. But I was busy doing other… Continue reading

Tips for Engaging with People Who Matter Most

New Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Rodger Dean Duncan to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of, “LeaderSHOP.” (Deadline: 12/16/2018) We… Continue reading

What’s Twice as Important as Technical Skill

The difference between top and average performers isn’t technical skill. Yes, in order to succeed you need technical skill. But to thrive at top levels of organizational leadership you need something more than… Continue reading

New Results Using Old Methods is a Frustrating Myth

The only way to achieve greater success using old methods is to work harder. But doing more with less has a limited lifespan. Working harder only works when you aren’t working hard already.… Continue reading