4 Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

Growing up, I didn’t fail much. School was easy. I was good at sports. I hit a home-run my first at bat in Little League. I was taller than my peers. I felt… Continue reading

The Truth about Empathy

Talking about emotion sets leaders on edge. Just do your job! But… Daniel Goleman discovered that nearly 90% of the difference between average leaders and star performers in senior leadership roles is attributable… Continue reading

3 Reasons Leaders Sink

You never succeed when you poke holes in your own boat. 3 reasons leaders sink: #1. Need for dramatic results. The desire to make a BIG difference is deadly when it hinders incremental… Continue reading

Michael Jackson on Leadership

If you think leading others is tough, try self-leadership. Bill George said, “The hardest person you will ever have to lead is yourself.” Self-leadership means: High standards. Expect more from yourself than you… Continue reading

Everything that Sucks Energy Begins with “P”

Only 11% of us had a great deal of energy yesterday.* I asked a group, “What aspects of work suck the life out of you?” Every response pointed to a “P” word –… Continue reading

Engaging the Secret Power of Identity

You’re better at every aspect of leadership when you have a clear sense of personal identity. The path toward self-knowledge requires self-awareness, but 85% lack self-awareness.* Find identity in: Personal story: Experiences and… Continue reading