Category Archive: Personal Growth

Six Small Choices that Transform Leadership

Successful leadership depends on what you don’t see – secret decisions that are spread out over time and go nearly unnoticed. What you see, when you observe successful leaders in action, is the… Continue reading

How to Transform a Relationship with a Bad Boss

“Your boss may not be perfect but they are perfect for you.” Unknown Imperfect situations are perfect places to grow. *** Karin Hurt on you have the boss you need (0:29): Passive: Playing… Continue reading

Four Ways to Fit In and Not Disappear

Learn to fit in while you standout. Finding your place – in relation to others – frees, empowers, and enhances meaning. Image source Fitting in: Leaders who succeed in isolation aren’t doing much. The myth of… Continue reading

Identify and Overcome Weaknesses that Matter

Leaders often believe their relationships are more positive than they are. You feel good about relationships when results are good. But, results and relationships aren’t the same thing. “People who are smart and self… Continue reading

The Four Hardest Words You’ve Never Said

I had a sinking feeling when the radio interview was over. I’m always critical of my performance, but this time something didn’t feel right. Radio interviews are becoming common and I didn’t want… Continue reading

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