Tag Archive: leadership journey

His Comment Has Irritated Me for Months

I often talk about the power of saying, “How can I help?” But, several months ago, a man came to me after a talk and said, “Have you ever thought about asking, ‘How… Continue reading

When Work is Unbearable

Troubling clients, ungrateful teammates, constant pressure, or an insecure boss drag you to the pits. The thought of going to work is nearly unbearable. 12 reasons you hate work: Pervasive dissatisfaction. When everything… Continue reading

How to Find Your Great Contribution

Every act of service enhances your worth. As time passes, if you’re fortunate, you’ll make meaningful contributions to growing numbers of individuals, organizations, and communities. The more competent you become the more opportunities you… Continue reading

Getting the Most From 5 People in Your Past

A dissatisfying past produces a dissatisfying future. But, dissatisfaction is just a way of thinking. 7 responses to your past: Justify yourself. You were right and they were wrong. Assign blame. You failed because… Continue reading

How to Turn Passive Followers Into Active Leaders

You aren’t worthy of leadership if fear of giving control controls you. Successful leaders move away from “permission mode.” Permission: Don’t you hate it when someone asks permission to do something? Real leaders give… Continue reading

How to Deal with Honest Self-Deception

You know when you deceive others, but you deceive yourself with a clear conscience. Self-deception feels like honesty. You beat yourself up when you should encourage yourself. Or, you let yourself off too easily.… Continue reading