Category Archive: Passion

Maximize – Don’t Squander – New Talent

Leaders squander new talent when you give too much guidance. Don’t give instruction that’s rooted in the past, if you want something new. Encourage people to bring themselves to opportunities. Define the playing field,… Continue reading

Why You Should Stop Writing Job Descriptions

“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” Steve Jobs I have a coaching client… Continue reading

7 Responses to Reasoned Resistance

The line between bold and foolish is often determined by success or failure. Fearful organizations are full of people who know why it’s better to stay the same. Remarkable success requires boldness, but bold leaders… Continue reading

Don’t be Boring When You Talk About Yourself

You’re at a conference and someone asks, “What do you do?” What they really mean is, “Who’s the big dog?” Reject the need to impress. Ignite imagination, instead. Boring: I’m VP of … I’m… Continue reading

12 Ways to Make the Most of Opportunities

Everyone who says, “I wish I had more opportunities,” doesn’t understand opportunities. An opportunity is your chance to give before you get. An unmet need, for example, is an opportunity. The door of opportunity… Continue reading

Coaching to Capitalize on Frustration

Don’t say calm down. Capitalize on frustration. Frustration is energy. Energized toddlers fall down kicking and screaming, when they can’t have candy before breakfast. The message of frustration? Give me what I want.… Continue reading