Tag Archive: Growth

How to Turn From Destructive to Constructive Dissatisfaction

You won’t make a difference if you’re easily satisfied. Yesterday I wrote, “Chronic dissatisfaction contaminates environments and teams.” Pete asks, “… what if I am the one who is chronically dissatisfied? What’s the… Continue reading

How to Spot and Avoid Chronic Dissatisfaction

Dissatisfaction in reasonable doses motivates improvement. Chronic dissatisfaction contaminates environments and teams. The chronically dissatisfied shrink the future with complaint and criticism. Chronically dissatisfied people: #1. Need you to make them happy. The… Continue reading

What if You Suck at Empathy – 7 Ways to Create an Empathy Advantage

Only 18% of people who’ve completed the CliftonStrengths assessment have Empathy in their top five. Which means most of us don’t respond with Empathy immediately, spontaneously and consistently. (Gallup) “Empathy represents the foundation… Continue reading

7 Signs You Let Others Control You During Emotional Turmoil

You must know yourself to manage yourself. Self-aware leaders choose how they show up. Low self-awareness means you can’t manage yourself with authenticity.   Emotional turmoil seduces you into self-forgetfulness. When you forget… Continue reading

4 Ways to Tame the Stress Monster

Stress isn’t a germ you catch from an uncovered sneeze. Stress isn’t a thing. Scientists examine the results of stress, but they can’t examine stress itself. Stress is a monster that rises inside… Continue reading

5 Ways to Deal with Tommy Touchhole

A touchhole is the small hole in early firearms through which the charge is ignited. Tommy Touchhole reacts to slight offenses with inordinate intensity. Insignificant issues have disproportionate impact on touchy people. You… Continue reading