The Manager Who Helped Too Much

Maybe you’re working way too hard. A young manager said, “I want to stop doing other people’s jobs for them.” Promoted: The young manager had learned during the workshop that being overly helpful… Continue reading

How You Have Inescapable Impact

No one can live as an individual. “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;” John Donne Impact: If you… Continue reading

5 Ways to Rise Above Self-Seeking Leadership

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” Ernest Hemingway Ego is healthy when it’s used in service of others. But… Continue reading

How Passion Drives Many of the Worst Leadership Moments

Some of the worst leadership moments are driven by too much passion. Think of passion as energy, drive, direction, and focus. Is it possible to have too much? In my experience, the answer… Continue reading

The Self-Reflection Sandwich

Bias to action results in drama, disappointment, and crisis apart from systematic self-reflection. The truth about self-reflection: I erred on the side of too little reflection most of my life. I actually spent… Continue reading

Your Story Stinks, Therefore So Does Your Strategy

New Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Jim Haudan and Rich Berens to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of, “What Are… Continue reading