Tag Archive: Growth

4 Practices of Kindness that Make You Glorious

Everything stops in our house with the first snow. My wife joyfully calls, “It’s snowing.” We gaze like children. Sometimes we stand close. Usually it spits and sputters, but if we’re lucky, the… Continue reading

Positive Discontent: How to Intervene Before Things Fall Apart

While he was on vacation, one manager’s team lost momentum. We discussed how to intervene before things fall apart. I gave him two phrases for reflection, protecting gains and positive discontent. “Protecting gains… Continue reading

12 Growth Moments People Often Miss

Bluebirds sit on nearby branches dangling bugs in their beaks to tempt hungry adolescents to fly. Flight is motivated more by hunger than passion. Discomfort drives growth. 12 growth moments people often miss:… Continue reading

Weekend Update: 9/6/2021 to 9/10/2021

This week I wrote about everything from recognition to reputation. It was a special joy to share some reflections on the leadership of Sir Ernest Shackleton. I’ve read many articles about him and… Continue reading

Situational Awareness: How to Stop Hitting People with Bats

I woke up remembering that I hit a girl with a baseball bat. I was taking practice swings during recess, and I struck her on the left side of her head. I think… Continue reading

The 4 Secrets of Graceful Leadership That Propel You to the Next Level

Passive patience disappoints. Grace sweetens bitter. Patience with people is: Accepting slower than expected progress. Withholding negative consequences for disappointing performance. Making room to learn from mistakes. Allowing poor performance with the view… Continue reading