5 Ways to Know When to Let the Tiger Out

Extraordinary strength in a person with a strong personality (SP) is a potent opportunity for advantage or destruction. Don’t dial back your strong personality. Choose when to let the tiger out. A CIO with an SP… Continue reading

12 Problems with Strong Personalities

The problem with strong personalities (SP’s) is their ability for good is matched by their ability to harm. All strong personalities, in some ways, are jerks. 12 problems with strong personalities: Don’t play well with others.… Continue reading

Why We Can’t Say “NO” and How to Find “YES”

Focus is finding a big “YES” and saying “no” a thousand times. Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m learning to say, ‘No’.” They haven’t found their big “YES.”   10 reasons leaders… Continue reading

How to Receive Criticism without Becoming Cynical

Leaders are criticized when they take action and when they don’t. Nice critics try to help by pointing out failures and faults, but neglect positive suggestions. Tearing down makes nasty critics feel wise,… Continue reading

10 Negative Results of Believing People are Incapable

Wanting change – while thinking and acting the same – is frustrating futility. Trying to change people is the greatest futility of all. Coaching-leaders don’t change people, they have transformative conversations where people… Continue reading

Meetings and the 5 Sources of Organizational Energy

The purpose of meetings is to energize small wins. 5 sources of organizational energy that connect to meetings: Progress. Nothing fuels energy more than moving the ball down the field. Contributing to a… Continue reading