Category Archive: Personal Growth

Oh Lord it’s Hard to Be Humble

You never fully become a leader. Goals are achieved. Character is pursued. Humility is the most challenging pursuit. Illusive: All character qualities are illusive. Courage, restraint, and love have new expressions in new circumstances.… Continue reading

Puppets Don’t Lead

Eliminate, “I’m letting people lead,” from your vocabulary. “I’m letting people lead,” means they aren’t really leading, you are. “Letting people lead,” suggests you hold the strings. As long as you control others,… Continue reading

The 10 Powers of “With”

Self-serving leaders produce self-protective teammates. Everyone wants to know if you’re with them. Trust, engagement, commitment, and passion hang on your answer. Don’t ask anyone to get on your team, until you get… Continue reading

The Five Biggest Mistakes New Leaders Make

  Inexperience is opportunity. Learning from mistakes promotes growth and develops confidence. But making unnecessary mistakes is foolish. Don’t learn everything from personal experience. You grow the most at the beginning. Wise leaders learn from the… Continue reading

The Answer to Losing Weight

The answer to losing weight isn’t eating less. I’m a stress eater. My answer to losing weight is about stress, not food. The gift of craving: Stress sneaks in unnoticed. Craving food is one indicator that… Continue reading

Tapping the Power of “For You”

Don’t use “we” when you mean “you”. “We” is at best weak and at worst deceptive when you really mean “you”. When you expect someone else to take ownership and action say “you”.… Continue reading