Category Archive: Success

Become an Artist and Other Secrets to Success

Three keys to Success: #1. Become an artist. Paint a picture of personal success in your mind. Avoid artificial goals like money, power, and prestige. Paint with colors that express your values. Try things… Continue reading

What to Do When New Leaders Screw Up

Screwing up and growth are connected. Seth and Les Gold, tru TV stars of the reality show Hardcore Pawn, interviewed me for their Gold Tone podcast on CBS playit. They’re facing the challenges of… Continue reading

4 Ways to Work Less

Ego causes leaders to over-estimate their own talent and underestimate the talent of others. Ego makes leaders over-manage and under-lead. 4 ways to work less: #1. Who: Don’t ask, “What can I do?” Ask,… Continue reading

The Big Five of Remarkable Leadership

The good news is – with focus, passion, and commitment – you can move toward remarkable leadership. The big five of remarkable leadership: #1. Have enough ego to believe you earned your place… Continue reading

3 Ways Leaders Drive People Nuts

Imagine the person on your team who drives you nuts. Realize you drive others crazy, too, but they’re afraid to tell you. A leader’s quirks, inconsistencies, and weaknesses should be addressed, not tolerated. 3 ways… Continue reading

Weak Leaders Go Nuts Over Hangnails and Hiccups

Every generation feels its pace of life is more frantic than the one before. I wonder if “The Tortoise and the Hare” was written because life was moving too fast around 600 B.C.E.?… Continue reading