Six Secrets to Winning at Office Politics

The most qualified people don’t always get the most done or earn the best promotions. We all know someone who got promoted because they knew the right person. Being great at your job… Continue reading

Evil Easter Bunny

The grandchildren visited last weekend. It was Easter. We bought chocolate eggs, bunnies, carrots, and even six pounds of gummy bears. What’s Easter without an Easter Egg Hunt? Hiding candy is fun for… Continue reading

Four Ways to Fit In and Not Disappear

Learn to fit in while you standout. Finding your place – in relation to others – frees, empowers, and enhances meaning. Image source Fitting in: Leaders who succeed in isolation aren’t doing much. The myth of… Continue reading

Identify and Overcome Weaknesses that Matter

Leaders often believe their relationships are more positive than they are. You feel good about relationships when results are good. But, results and relationships aren’t the same thing. “People who are smart and self… Continue reading

The Four Hardest Words You’ve Never Said

I had a sinking feeling when the radio interview was over. I’m always critical of my performance, but this time something didn’t feel right. Radio interviews are becoming common and I didn’t want… Continue reading

10 Ways to Maximize Bad Experiences

A young leader writes, “How do you recover from bad experiences with leadership in a previous job, and from having trust in leadership demolished as a result?” The value of trust is seen… Continue reading