Monthly Archive: June, 2011

The Top 25 Ways to Win Arguments

Don’t focus on winning or losing; focus on achieving objectives. Interrupting to make your point is pointless. Be smart not right. You aren’t finding the right answer; you’re searching for the better alternative.… Continue reading

You’re more prepared than you think

Image source Changing the outside world begins with changes inside you. We change before we change others. Sometimes we change from the outside-in. Once, when I was a young man, I was fired.… Continue reading

The Question that Changes You

Failures and questions: Failure humbles you by demonstrating your lack of knowledge and ability. Failures, additionally, burst the bubble of perceived control. Failure breaks up old ways of thinking and doing. Failures are… Continue reading

How to Keep Elephants out of the Hall

Image source There’s a bull elephant in the hall. He first appeared as a nit but problems almost always grow. Everyone sees the problem but no one’s talking. Successful leaders point out the… Continue reading

Four Stages to Greatness

Image source Leading is serving; serving is living. Serving is the path to greatness; serving is greatness. You are great when you serve. Stage one: Serve yourself. Learn that you are important as… Continue reading

How to Solve “With” not “For”

Yesterday I posted, “22 Ways to Dramatically Increase Your Influence.” I’m expanding on number seven. “Struggles strengthen; don’t solve stresses for others – solve stresses with others. When your team’s winning, stay on the sidelines… Continue reading