How to Find the Courage to Lead

There’s plenty of boldness in leadership. But, sadly, there’s too little courage. The greatest courage isn’t the courage to tell people what to do. It’s the courage to tell yourself what to do.… Continue reading

Top Five Books For Your Must Read List

Last Friday I published a long list of books that I referenced in a recent presentation. A reader asked if I might narrow the list. Here are my top five recommendations from that… Continue reading

Bogus Self-Esteem and the Dangers of Shallow Praise

Whatever you do, don’t criticize or correct. You might damage someone’s self-esteem. (Sarcasm intended.) Bolstering, maintaining, and protecting self-esteem is the sacred cow of modern society. It’s a grievous evil to do anything… Continue reading

The Reason Leaders Pursue Excellence Will Change Your Life

It’s not about doing your best. It’s about doing your best for someone else. Since reading, “High Performance Habits, by Brendon Burchard, I’ve been paying attention to the reasons leaders do what they… Continue reading

An Incredible Meeting Agenda Any Leader Can Use

Lousy meetings are the rule – vibrant meetings the exception. In an ideal world, meeting-agendas arrive the day before the meeting. But you don’t live in an ideal world. Spontaneous agendas result in… Continue reading

How to Avoid Distraction and Focus on Real Issues

Mary* approached, after a recent presentation and said, “I wanted to hear more about dealing with your inner critic.” She could have said: You should talk more about managing your inner critic. Why… Continue reading