Tag Archive: Growth

How to Get the Most From Irritating People

You don’t want to understand irritating people. You want to control, correct, or eject them. Leaders who don’t understand irritating people resort to authority and miss opportunity. Influence and personal growth decline in proportion… Continue reading

10 Ways to Find the Upside of Feeling Down

Feeling bad about feeling sad makes it worse. Everyone knows happiness is better than sadness. Happiness prevents the flu, enriches relationships, cures dandruff, and prolongs life. No one aspires to live a long… Continue reading

How to Develop the People You Really Want

Leaders who neglect people seldom get what they really want. Three essentials for skillful leaders: Produce useful results. Build relationships. Strengthen culture. Successful leaders do all three at the same time – all… Continue reading

4 Ways to Deal with what Really Drives Leaders Crazy

Patterns, not isolated incidents, drive you crazy. Three missed deadlines are worse than one. But, it’s likely you overreacted to the last occurance, if you didn’t respond to the first. Leaders who avoid… Continue reading

10 Ways to Rise and Thrive After Disappointment

The disappointments of the sincere destroy them. The worst thing you can do with disappointment is live with it. 5 disappointment traps: Self-evaluation based on ambiguous standards. You’re not sure what you wanted.… Continue reading

7 Payments to Passion

The trouble with passion is the cost. Telling people to follow their passion is irrelevant in a world where they actually do. The deeper question isn’t what’s your passion, it’s what are you… Continue reading