Category Archive: Personal Growth

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

15 Ways to Connect with the Boss

Butting heads with the boss won’t help your career. You’ll be branded as a troublemaker regardless of who’s at fault. Connect with higher-ups if you expect to move up. Hard truth: Good performers, who… Continue reading

Ten Powerful Lessons Learned from a Bad Boss

Successful leaders turn problems into opportunities. Your bad boss is an opportunity to develop ten essential leadership qualities. Think of a bad boss as a catalyst that propels your leadership journey. If you don’t step… Continue reading

Five Ways Bad Bosses Make You Look Bad

Negative responses to a bad boss hurt you more than it hurts them. The person you consistently complain about brands you. If you let them, bad bosses control your: Speech. Attitude. Behavior. Contribution. Future. Do… Continue reading