Solution Saturday: How to Cope with Success

It’s “Solution Saturday.” Bob sent a private message asking about coping with success. Failure might hurt, but success might be deadly. 4 dangers of success: Failure opens minds; success closes them. Self-deception. Success fools you into… Continue reading

Jack and Suzy Welch on Marriage and Career

“Where marriages go off the rails is where you get married to your job and you start making decisions with your boss first, and then you come home and inform your spouse.” Suzy… Continue reading

Four Things I Wish Bad Bosses Would Do

65% of the workforce would choose a new boss over a raise.* Bad bosses: Focus on problems. Treat people like tools. Know it all. Isolate themselves. Can’t make decisions. Need the spotlight. Never… Continue reading

It Feels Like I’d be a Failure

Everyone knows what they don’t want. Who we want to become is nearly unimaginable when “not wanting” dominates our thinking. Three conversations: An aspiring leader: He confessed he steps on people’s toes. That’s… Continue reading

Ten Ways to Expand Power and Get Things Done

Power is the ability to get things done. The more power you have, the more things you get done. 10 Ways to Expand Power: Make others feel powerful. Expand power by giving authority to… Continue reading

Seven Ways Curious Leaders Succeed

Question what you know; explore what you don’t. Curiosity is a way of seeing. 4 powers of curious leadership: Curious leaders: Lower resistance. Ignite energy. Expand potential. Explore possibility. Lower resistance expand opportunity. 7 ways… Continue reading