Incompetent Infants Aren’t Responsible to do Hard Things

Life without responsibility is easier than life with responsibility. Don’t seek management or leadership if fishing, video games, or playing golf are your greatest aspirations. Anyone who thinks responsibility is easy is irresponsible.… Continue reading

How to Quiet a Loud Inner Critic and Stop Bossing Yourself Around

Competent people don’t like being bossed around. You bristle when an obnoxious boss tells you to do something. You might smile and take it, but you don’t leap for joy! Is the voice… Continue reading

How to be a Leader People Like – Without being Needy

Leaders who need to be liked are lawn chairs blown in hurricanes. Leaders who don’t care if they’re liked are jerk-holes. We resist leaders we don’t like – but if we like each… Continue reading

Did You Know that Good Intentions can Defeat You

Bocelli sings like an angel, but he was wrong when he said, “All that counts in life is intention.” “The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.” Anonymous Intending: Intending is a… Continue reading

The Scientific Way to Increase Follow-Through from 35% to 91%

People who simply intend to do hard things fail about 65% of the time. Think about the last time you intended to have a tough conversation with a team member. Did you find… Continue reading

How to Overcome the Danger of Over Commitment

I have the ability to improve something until it stops working. I reconnected with journaling last November. But I did it differently and it worked. I committed to record ONE point of gratitude… Continue reading