Category Archive: Fear

If You Didn’t Have a Brain, How would You Know

The Tin Man cried because he didn’t have a heart. How can a heartless person cry over being heartless? The Scarecrow figured out how to save Dorothy from the witch, even though he… Continue reading

12 Ways to Move From Powerless to Powerful

Frustration is connected to feeling powerless. You wouldn’t be angry if you had the power to change it. People who feel powerless respond with frustration to opportunity, difficulty, challenge and uncertainty. Power: Power is the… Continue reading

How to Lead with Compassion but Not Be a Pushover

Compassion goes wrong when it goes too far. Too much compassion prolongs helplessness, failure, and mediocrity. Compassion done well fuels confidence, excellence, and success. Organizations without compassion are fear-filled, ugly places to work.… Continue reading

What Matters Now

A million small things call you away from what matters now. We sell ourselves to the “devil of busyness” because it’s easier than doing what matters now.  Busyness is an excuse to avoid… Continue reading

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