Tag Archive: Growth

Surgery Without Anesthesia

“My husband says a conversation with Dan is like surgery without anesthesia.” (During a birthday party for a long-time coaching client.) People don’t tell leaders the truth. They imagine what you want to… Continue reading

Partly Cloudy or Partly Sunny – How to Energize Others

You see yourself as sunny. Others think you’re cloudy. The way you occur to others and the way you perceive yourself are two different things. When you look at the sky: According to… Continue reading

Creating a Moment of Enlightenment that Energizes and Liberates

Some people just don’t get it. You’re trying to help someone see the light, but nothing changes. Enlightenment happens when we see ourselves in a new light – when we rethink beliefs and… Continue reading

How to Navigate Weakness on Your Team

It’s not the work; it’s the people that drive you crazy. Love and hate at work: You love working with the people on your team. BUT there are a few things that drive… Continue reading

How Humility Serves You Well

I sent the following text message to a leader I’m mentoring. He’s scheduled for a job interview and I thought I’d give him something to think about. “I wonder what humility looks like… Continue reading

How to Survive and Thrive in Imperfect Organizations

You’re surrounded by imperfection. Everyone has a handful of strengths and a bucketful of weaknesses. If strengths smelled like warm cookies and weaknesses smelled like wet dog, everyone would stink. Overcome frustration with… Continue reading