Seven Proven Ways to Inspire Others

***** You make a difference by inspiring others to make a difference. Here’s how: 1. Stop fixing. If your passion for excellence and success drives you to constantly fix people, stop it. Problem… Continue reading

Leadership Lessons From Car Tires

Organizations and individuals remain stuck because they don’t understand and/or can’t endure the disorienting unbalance “new” always creates. Wise leaders understand prepare for, accept, and work through the pains of disequilibrium. Unbalance always… Continue reading

How Uncertainty Works

***** Uncertainty invites participation. Exploring ideas, finding solutions, and innovation demand vigorous participation from all players. The best teams win when players bring their best. Your attitude secretly signals participants to open up and… Continue reading

Feel Like Blowing Up? Here’s How!

I never met a leader worth their salt that wasn’t angry about something. Anger is easy to feel but hard to express, usefully. Occasionally, great leaders blow up. It’s recorded that Jesus flew… Continue reading

What the Heck is a “Ding in the Universe”

I never appreciated Steve Jobs’ quote, “I want to put a ding in the universe,” until I talked with Gary Hamel, Wall Street Journal’s #1 most influential business thinker. I asked Gary what… Continue reading

A Personal Note Regarding my Recovery

November 20, 2011 hangs in the misty past as one of life’s turning points. It’s the day I was life flighted to a regional trauma center after a severe car accident that nearly… Continue reading