Tag Archive: Growth

10 Ways to Protect Relationships and Avoid Bleeding Out for Your Organization

The higher you go, the more likely you’ll bleed out for your organization.  You’ll come to hate the job you love, if you never turn off work. Surprise: Sooner or later some ‘unqualified’… Continue reading

How to be Authentic Even When You’re Crazy Busy

Unfocused busyness leads to meaningless contribution. You get so busy that you forget who you are and what you’re really trying to accomplish. The secret to meaningful busyness is direction and reflection. Direction:… Continue reading

How to Accept Irritating Imperfections and Maximize Strengths

  The irritating imperfections of others may actually be strengths. Irritating imperfections: What follows is a short list of irritating imperfections that drive me crazy. Your list would likely be different. Taking too… Continue reading

Four Ways to Accept Imperfection and Pursue Excellence At the Same Time

Leaders who can’t accept themselves are sure to look down on others. Perfectionism is self-rejection. Disapproval is the hammer of perfectionistic leaders. Arrogance, humility, pursuit, and perfectionism: Pursuit is energized with humility and… Continue reading

How to Manage the Energy You Create

The impact of your leadership is measured by the effect you have on others. Manage the splash: You always impact those around you. Even if people turn from you, you have impact. Some… Continue reading

How to Be Yourself While Becoming Yourself

New behaviors feel like showing up for dinner dressed like Micky Mouse. Frustration and disappointment are more comfortable than the discomfort of feeling inauthentic when you try on new leadership behaviors. People say, “Be yourself.” But how can… Continue reading