5 Qualities of Real Heroes

In a world that worships self, having heroes feels juvenile. Emulating others seems insulting to people who sing, “I’ve got to be me.” Some of the most satisfying moments in my life happen… Continue reading

10 Steps to an Offsite that isn’t Pathetic

The worst 5 words you hear at work, “We’re having an offsite meeting.” Only about 10% of executives consider offsites valuable.* 10 steps to an offsite that isn’t pathetic: #1. Get ratios right.… Continue reading

Leaders are Cheerleaders

Success is about freedom to serve others. Cheerleaders encourage people to succeed. All of life’s great battles are within. Among others, my battles include, selfishness, the need for the spotlight, and the need… Continue reading

SATURDAY SAGE: 7 Good Things About Skillful Quitting

Quitting is pathetic, impulsive, and caving in. It results in a storm of defeat.  Or at least that’s what people think.  Familiar stories: An eleven-year-throws his ball glove on the ground, “I quit”.… Continue reading

7 Tactics to Solve Drama at Work

Troublemakers are smart, manipulative, and self-serving. Drama at work means: Hot situations get hotter. Difficult situations become more painful. Confusing situations seem unsolvable. It’s impossible to imagine the tiny offenses that bother thin-skinned… Continue reading

5 Ways to Choose Generosity

I was heating the grill to cook steaks when our son-in-law pulled in unexpectedly with one of our grandsons. We had two extra steaks in the fridge. But I wasn’t sure I wanted… Continue reading