Category Archive: Fear

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

The Surprising Path to Authentic Impact

The leader you pretend to be; saps vitality, limits potential, and drains fulfillment. You won’t let yourself be seen because you fear you aren’t enough and others will reject you. In the end,… Continue reading

Tapping the Fear-side of Motivation

People who aren’t afraid aren’t going far. Fear is the secret heat behind fiery passion. Without fear, passion is transitory, weak, unfocused, and ineffective. Find and acknowledge your fears. Image source I was delighted… Continue reading

8 Growth Principles that Transform Leadership

Radical growth is the messiest – most painful – part of leadership. Death precedes life. Incremental growth is walking down familiar paths carrying the same assumptions. But, the first – real step –… Continue reading

Why Old Leaders Drive Young Leaders Crazy

Old leaders think they know something today because they knew something yesterday. Knowledge closes their minds and limits their curiosity. Young leaders look down their noses at old leaders and think, “Stop being… Continue reading

Fight for Bright: 3 Aspects of Asset Based Thinking

Pessimists feel optimistic about Murphy’s law. I’m so much of a pessimist that I think optimists are faking. Talking about optimism irritates true pessimists. I’m not alone. Pessimists – people who see the… Continue reading