Category Archive: Fear

Nuke Plan “B”

You don’t need more options. Options distract focus, drain energy, and paralyze progress. Life is richer when failure matters. Vibrancy results from courageously choosing a path and closing the door on the rest.… Continue reading

7 Ways to Deal with “Rigid Inflexibles”

We had an inflexible support-person, where I worked years ago, who freaked out at the hint of change. The guy who I replaced in the organization told me she was satan. She felt… Continue reading

12 Ways to Express Remarkable Boldness

Don’t admire babies in adult bodies who get what they want by throwing their weight around. You might look at them and wish you had more boldness. Don’t. Juvenile leaders boldly demand that others… Continue reading

7 Ways to Push Through Thorny Issues

Thorny issues always get worse when unattended. Inevitably, you tumble into disappointing results, heated confrontation, broken relationships, or fatalistic resignation. Thorny issues are pivotal moments that confirm, confront, or establish trajectory. There is no arrival only… Continue reading

Three Steps Toward Getting What You Want

You won’t produce the results you desire until you define and engage in the behaviors that get you there and stop the behaviors that don’t. Wanting things to be better doesn’t get you… Continue reading

Winning with Leadership’s Greatest Danger

Success destroys leaders by encouraging them to repeat the past. Leadership is always about the future. Repetition: Repeating the past prevents you from building on it. Success confirms and solidifies, then it destroys.… Continue reading