Category Archive: Personal Growth

10 Ways to Help Others Change Trajectory

The things you believe about yourself, your circumstances, and others determines your future. The root of behavior is belief. Three foundational beliefs of wise leaders: #1. Past performance reflects future performance, apart from intervention. People… Continue reading

What I Would Say to My Younger Self

The first time I was asked what advice I would give my younger self, I instantly knew the answer. “Get over yourself.” The trouble with the question is my younger self wouldn’t listen.… Continue reading

Managing the Second Thing

Obstacles make leaders relevant. Exemption is not an option. Positive thinking never eliminates obstacles. Doing great work doesn’t give you a pass on challenges, resistance, frustrations, complications, disadvantages, impediments, or hurdles. Obstacles are two… Continue reading

Lessons From Bringing out the Best in Others

I asked a group of managers and supervisors what they are learning about bringing out the best in others. One said, “Experienced people seek help sooner and more frequently than inexperienced.” 4 reasons… Continue reading

How to Get the Best From the Worst

Surprise at life’s unfairness defeats us. You are who you are today, in large part, due to your responses to uncertainty, difficulty, and adversity. You spend too much time resisting and too little time… Continue reading

7 Ways to Look the Beast in the Eye

Optimism is foolish when it makes light of challenges. A little overconfidence inspires courage, but swagger goes wrong when it makes light of hairy beasts. Go ahead and overestimate your strengths a little,… Continue reading