Weekend Update: 8/23/2021 to 8/27/2021

I’ve talked with 100s of leaders over the years and here’s the good news. They’re all different. Any belief that you have to be like someone else is misplaced. Adopt best practices, but… Continue reading

3 Lessons from Tires that Aren’t Flat and other Inconveniences

The trip was a little less than five hours, so my wife and I drove to the workshop I was recently scheduled to give. Everything went smoothly until we got a flat about… Continue reading

The ABCs of Giving and Seeking Feedback that Really Works

Apathy resents and rejects feedback, but everyone who cares to improve wants to know how they’re doing. Feedback is essential for growth and development. The only way to grow is to receive feedback… Continue reading

4 Ways to Be Present that Anyone Can Practice

People tend to choose ruminating on the past or worrying about the future over being present. Being present is being engaged in the moment. But how much should you think about the past… Continue reading

How to Think Like a Leader when Your Brain Drags You Down

Ruminant animals chew their food, swallow it, regurgitate it, and chew it some more*. Humans are mental cud chewers. Research shows that you aren’t thinking about what you’re doing about half the time**.… Continue reading

Weekend Update: 8/16/2021 to 8/20/2021

Three things I’m noticing. Organizations revert to past strategies and former leaders when the goal is stability. When personal agendas conflict with organizational mission relationships are weapons and progress slows to a crawl.… Continue reading