Roosters, Peacocks, and Leaders Who Smell Like Sweat

Pretending success is easy deceives your team and destroys your highest points of influence. Let people smell the sweat. Pretending success is easy feeds the lie that you can sip margaritas while making… Continue reading

Small Irritations – The Legacy of Flies

Nothing rouses me to determined resolve like the catastrophe of a fly in the house. I stalk from room to room crouching – whacker at the ready. You know you’re rich beyond belief… Continue reading

Lying Leaders Are More Common than you Think

Men who say they love ties are liars, just like women with deformed toes love red-soled high heels. If clothes make the man, he’s pitiful. If clothes make the woman, she’s self-deceived. No… Continue reading

The Advantage of Atychiphobia – the Fear of Failure

The fear of failure is called Atychiphobia by people who use big words to impress average people.  But anxiety isn’t always bad. The same people who made up atychiphobia made up eustress to… Continue reading

2 Steps to Become Your Aspirational Self And Still Be Your Real Self

Growth is becoming your aspirational self, not languishing with the façade of authenticity. Don’t turn from challenge or opportunity with self-affirming nonsense like, “It’s just not me,” or, “That’s not who I am.”… Continue reading

The One thing I Would Say to Every Coaching Client I Have Ever Had

A friend asked me a question that infected my brain like a splinter. It was a ridiculous question that I thought myself smart enough to answer. So I did. “When you think of… Continue reading