Tag Archive: Growth

Bogus Self-Esteem and the Dangers of Shallow Praise

Whatever you do, don’t criticize or correct. You might damage someone’s self-esteem. (Sarcasm intended.) Bolstering, maintaining, and protecting self-esteem is the sacred cow of modern society. It’s a grievous evil to do anything… Continue reading

The Reason Leaders Pursue Excellence Will Change Your Life

It’s not about doing your best. It’s about doing your best for someone else. Since reading, “High Performance Habits, by Brendon Burchard, I’ve been paying attention to the reasons leaders do what they… Continue reading

How to Get Your Team to Stop Dropping the Ball and Follow-Through

Follow-through is the engine of progress. Poor follow-through, poor results. 3 dangers of poor follow-through: People don’t respect you. Procrastination drains your energy like a dripping faucet. Team performance drops. People end up… Continue reading

How to be a Great Pretender

The gap between your aspirational-self and your actual-self means pretending is part of the journey. But pretending in the wrong way damages your future. Beneficial pretending begins with your values. It builds your… Continue reading

The Mirrors That Help You See Yourself

Ego sees others but not itself. Egoless is a silly myth. Ego serves leaders well when self-interest drives service. But ego has a dark side. You have an ego problem if: Fault-finding comes… Continue reading

How to Hold People Accountable with Compassion

Pushovers prolong helplessness, failure, and mediocrity. But accountability with compassion fuels boldness, growth, and productivity. You demonstrate respect for people when you hold them accountable. Accountability says behaviors matter. Who wants to live… Continue reading