Tag Archive: Growth

When to Give a Second Chance and When to Draw the Line

I give second chances reluctantly. I don’t want you on my team if you don’t work hard and bring your best. Drifters, excuse-makers, and blamers freak me out. They don’t deserve second chances.… Continue reading

One Strategy to Pop the Cork on Stress

It’s great to have someone show interest in you. A friend, Richard Croad from New Zealand, just asked about highlights I have experienced over the last couple years. Lot’s of highlights come to mind.… Continue reading

Jim Collins: Stung by a Life-Changing Comment

It was 1988. Jim Collins was a first year faculty at Stanford. Jim writes, “… I sought out Professor John Gardner for guidance on how I might become a better teacher. Gardner, former… Continue reading

Dependency as an Asset

An independent life is out of the question for anyone who aspires to lead. Success – in leadership – always depends on others. A central issue of leadership is how you deal with… Continue reading

The Truth About Filling Your Own Cup

Servant leadership is pouring out for the advantage of others. But you can’t serve effectively with an empty cup. Your cup is empty because you poured out more than you poured in. The… Continue reading

Lessons in Leading-Up from a Two Year Old

Children develop leading-up skills at an early age. Most of them teach us things we shouldn’t do. Leading-up from a two-year-old’s perspective: Bargaining. “I’ll be good.” A two-year-old uses good performance as a… Continue reading