The Real Reason Rudolph Flew from Outcast to Hero is Not About Red Noses

No one sings about your nose. But when Santa said, “Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?” Rudolph became the most famous reindeer in history. But there’s more to Rudolph’s fame than bad weather… Continue reading

How the Grinch Reveals the Heart of Leadership

The Grinch hated the Whos because his heart was 2 sizes too small, not because the Whos were hate-worthy. The Heart of the Matter: Emotion: Recurring emotion reveals and expresses what’s in you,… Continue reading

The 5 Most Important Leadership Quotes of All Time – with Personal Affirmations

Alan Alda: “Real listening is a willingness to let the other person change you.” Alan Alda I will enter conversations open to learning and willing to adapt. The way I see things is… Continue reading

How to Multiply the Impact of your Talent and Strength

Sometimes you feel people are the problem. Not everyone enriches the team. Some require inordinate attention. Others never get to the point of positive contribution. You begin to feel that people are more… Continue reading

Not All Problems are Problems – 5 Real Problems for Leaders

A problem to you is a solution to someone else. Friction and conflict are advantages when they inspire learning, growth, or innovation. You might believe bureaucracy is a problem. But in top-down organizations… Continue reading

Why Leaders Don’t Think Straight

Ruminating on what’s wrong exaggerates the importance of wrong. “Nothing is as important as you think it is, while you’re thinking about it.” Daniel Kahneman Unmanaged thinking distorts reality. In a world filled… Continue reading