Category Archive: Passion

Pull Me – Push You

Passionate people pull; dispassionate need pushed. Pull: Passion pulls leaders into the future. But, passion gone wrong is pushy. The more you push, the more you need to push. Once you start pushing… 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

13 Ways to Spot Energy Draining Blood Suckers

Blood sucking people, like parasites, suck the life out of you. Successful leaders energize. Lousy leaders drain. The neglected skill of leadership is managing energy. 4 powers of energy: Energy predicts the future.… Continue reading

12 Ways to Become Extraordinary

Some leaders become extraordinary. But, average is normal. You climb and struggle toward extraordinary. Mediocrity is a comfortable slide. Pain is the point where average becomes extraordinary. Extraordinary leadership requires: Fierce focus. Finely honed… Continue reading

How to Stop De-energizing the team

It takes a miracle to re-ignite a fire once you’ve hosed it down. Skillful leaders use words to energize and release. Foolish leaders rein in and control. Everyone has a fire inside. Leadership’s role is throwing… Continue reading

15 Ways to Generate Urgency Now

Failure is the result of lack of urgency. Comfortable rhythms set-in. People wander toward fuzzy goals. Focus becomes drifting. Complacency drives real leaders crazy. Goals without urgency are fantasies. 15 indicators urgency has… Continue reading