Tag Archive: leadership success

How Accountability Stops Chinese Water Torture

You can’t prove that dripping water on someone’s forehead eventually drives them insane without risking someone’s sanity. But the Myth Busters verified the power of Chinese Water Torture. The stress of nagging issues,… Continue reading

Rocks in Your Pockets: Drop the Weight that Holds You Back

In the days before tractors, farmers picked rocks to make New England soil tillable. They used the stones to build nearly 260,000 miles of stone walls that still divide many fields. Books celebrate… Continue reading

5 Powerful Amplifiers of Influence

The channel of compliance is power. The channel of influence is relationship. The people around us seep into our lives. I asked people to finish a sentence like, “My mom is reflected in… Continue reading

Complaints Kids Make about Mom and We Make about Managers

The hardest part of having a mom is coming to grips with her frailties and mistakes. Kid complaints about mom: You won’t let me do anything. You don’t love me. You’re mean. Nothing… Continue reading

How to Be a Smart Novice and Stop Hurting Yourself and Others

Novelty makes novices of us all. Every time you try something new, you’re a novice all over again. Dangers of inexperience: You thought you understood parenting until you had children. You thought you… Continue reading

Dear Dan: How Should I Lead my First Group Meetings

Dear Dan, Your work is both an encouragement and a kick in the pants. My question is, “What themes or approach would you suggest for my first group meetings as a leader?” I… Continue reading