Tag Archive: Leadership

Something Stinks – When There’s a Dead Mouse in the Wall

A mouse fell into a wall cavity in our downstairs and died. My wife bought apple pie air fresheners. There’s nothing like the smell of apple pie with a picante of dead mouse.… Continue reading

Bacon Inspires Boldness and Makes Things Better

I don’t know who looked at pig belly and said, “Lets rub that with salt, fry it, and eat it,” but I’m thankful. Maybe it was the same person who said, “You can… Continue reading

How Unhappy People Lead

I prefer happiness to sadness. But what if sadness is an asset? Unhappy leaders: Martin Luther King Jr. tried to commit suicide twice before he was 13. (Time) (Winston Churchill’s) creative-depressive personality meant… Continue reading

Why Problem-Solving Isn’t Enough

Eliminating bad leaves you bereft of good. The “NO” life isn’t leaderly. You can’t get where you want to go by NOT doing things. It’s true that NO is part of leadership, but… Continue reading

How to Bring Your Best Self Even When Others Don’t

Gusto turns to groaning when people disappoint. It’s harmful when disappointment, anger, or bitterness reflect your strongest self. The seduction of negative focus is destructive illusion. Bring your best self: #1. Choose how… Continue reading

The Smallest Investments that Yield the Biggest Returns

If you could improve something that matters to you in three minutes a day would you do it? Small investments make a huge difference. Hugging: We’re doing a hugging experiment in our home.… Continue reading