Tag Archive: Growth

Engaging the Secret Power of Identity

You’re better at every aspect of leadership when you have a clear sense of personal identity. The path toward self-knowledge requires self-awareness, but 85% lack self-awareness.* Find identity in: Personal story: Experiences and… Continue reading

Under-Whelming Advice from a former CEO of Southwest Airlines

I’m still grappling with Jim Parker’s advice. He was the CEO of Southwest Airlines during the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Jim said, “I don’t think I smiled for two years.” When… Continue reading

4 Things High Performers Do that Others Neglect

High performance isn’t an accident. #1. Plan it: I have a friend who transformed his body from jelly to steel. He doesn’t simply show up at the gym. He plans his workouts. He… Continue reading

Why Leadership Development is Superficial and How to Fix It

You’re missing the point if all you want to do is become a better leader. Your vision is puny. Maybe you’re self-centered. My passion: Developing leaders is a secondary passion in my life.… Continue reading

The Shocking Truth about Disrespect and How to Overcome It

Nearly 80% of people who feel disrespected are less committed*. Those who aren’t committed find fault. Those who are committed find a way. It might feel good to ‘put people in their place,’… Continue reading

Why Lousy Leaders Succeed

The worst result of bad leaders is they deflate the drive to be good. Why try, if lousy leaders succeed? A few weeks back a reader asked why bad leaders succeed. His question… Continue reading