Category Archive: Failure

How to Deal with Frustrated Employees

Years ago, I said no to a boss. I hated it. I’m a getter-done type. Saying no was painful. It was unexpected for her to hear as well. I’d always said yes. She… Continue reading

Ten Secrets to Success Through Adapting

Adapting as you go sounds great until you have to do it. The need to change direction suggests failure or disappointment. Results fell short. Strategies failed. Hard work didn’t work. One of two… Continue reading

20 Positive Ways to Confront Poor Performance

Lousy leaders whine about mediocrity but can’t or won’t have tough conversations. Excellence is a function of confronting performance issues. Call people to rise up or they will leave or lay down. Exceptional… Continue reading

Risk Going Too Far

Success is an anchor. You don’t move ahead for fear of losing what you have. It’s easy to take risks when you don’t have anything to lose. Fear of taking risks destroys dreams. “Only those… Continue reading

The Seven Powers of Weakness

The worst leaders never admit weakness. They: Lie to preserve face. Live in fear of being found out. Lose themselves. The best leaders understand the secret power of weakness. Love, compassion, and loyalty:… Continue reading

The Dirty Truth About Acting Without Permission

You say you want people to act without asking permission. In truth, you want them to do what you want them to do without being told. How many times have you said, “Just… Continue reading