Tag Archive: leadership success

Image Building is Fear Driven

You can’t enjoy leading and constantly worry about what people think of you. Would it really be a tragedy if people caught a glimpse of the real you? Seriously: You take yourself too… Continue reading

The Answer to Boredom isn’t Variety

Everyday Phil wakes up it’s February 2 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania – Groundhog Day.  That’s what happens to Phil Connors (Bill Murray) in the comedy classic, Groundhog Day. Maybe you feel like it’s 2:00… Continue reading

Dear Dan: My Boss Says People are Afraid of Me

Dear Dan, My superintendent told me I’m not getting the position. He said, “You have great ideas, but take it slow. And he repeated, “Take it slow. Don’t rush anyone. I like your… Continue reading

The Subtleties of Obstruction

You don’t intend to sabotage your team, but good intentions aren’t the only factor in successful leadership. It’s self-defeating to punch yourself in the face and expect high-performance at the same time. Image… Continue reading

Women in Business Choose How You Show-Up

Choose how you show up, before you show-up, or you’ll end up pushed around by strong people and stressful situations. Tip: Before your next important meeting or conversation, spend a few minutes planning… Continue reading

Stephen Hawking on Happiness and Expectation

Disappointment, failure, and tragedy feel like tiresome in-laws. But it’s better to invite them in for coffee than to kick them out. A life of ease makes you weak. But don’t pursue difficulty.… Continue reading