Tag Archive: Growth

The Worst Lies

Words are rudders.  The most powerful words you say are the ones you say to yourself.   The worst lies you tell are the ones you tell yourself. Self-deception blocks authentic leadership. Self-deception:… Continue reading

Why Performance Declines After Praise

Generally speaking, it’s better to praise someone for not smoking than warning them about lung cancer. But we typically default to warnings. When you see a friend smoking, what’s the first thing you… Continue reading

Skin Bags with No Heart

It’s hypocritical that we preach about purpose and authenticity and spend so much time worshipping ‘successful’ leaders. Questions reveal priorities. Most questions you hear focus on HOW to solve pressing concerns. How do… Continue reading

The #1 Cure for Fault-Finding Leaders

Fault-finders reject people. Acceptance is the #1 cure for fault-finders. Don’t expect great performance from people who feel rejected by you. Successful leaders accept people. Critics believe there’s something wrong with others.  The… Continue reading

How to Rise Above Fault Finding and Energize Your Team

You don’t think of yourself as a fault-finder, but what if you track your thoughts and language for an hour? What’s your attitude about others right now? Yourself? Fault-finders build insecure teams. You’re… Continue reading

Dealing with Destructive Leadership

Wise leaders give and receive correction. Incompetent leaders tear down and poison relationships. Correction cp. criticism: Correction builds up. Criticism tears down. Correction looks to the future. Criticism camps in the past. Correction… Continue reading