A One Week New Year’s Resolution

“The problem with the future is it keeps turning into the present.” Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson Don’t commit to doing something for a year if you haven’t done it for a… Continue reading

How to Take Control of Your Life in 2019

If you don’t choose how to show up – before you show up – someone else eventually controls your life. It’s misery when you give control of your life to disappointing-others. A disappointing… Continue reading

Santa Gets a 7 out of 10 – But He Connects Like a Pro

Santa gets a 7 out of 10 on the Leadership Freak Leader’s Scale. (LFLS) Give Santa a pat on the back for having a large crew of elves who make toys. But when… Continue reading

7 Essentials for Peak Performance Even During Christmas

Chasing the next urgency might make you feel important, but it’s shallow. A rich life requires doing meaningful hard things.   Drifting is dissatisfying: “Contrary to what we usually believe, … the best… Continue reading

How to Face Fear Like a Leader

You never defeat fear by ignoring it. You defeat fear by moving toward and through it. When I say, “Defeat,” I don’t mean eliminate. Fear is an ever present companion of those who… Continue reading

Questions that Bring People to Life

Experience shows that most leaders are lousy question askers. Maybe it’s lack of practice? Not long ago, I met a leader who asked interesting questions. He was interesting TO me because he was interested… Continue reading