Tag Archive: leadership journey

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

Calling Out BS

Who you are trumps everything. What you do matters, but who you are – while you serve – is your most powerful tool of influence. Fakes, hypocrites, and posers may coerce conformity but always… Continue reading

How to Get the Most From Irritating People

You don’t want to understand irritating people. You want to control, correct, or eject them. Leaders who don’t understand irritating people resort to authority and miss opportunity. Influence and personal growth decline in proportion… Continue reading

10 Ways to Find the Upside of Feeling Down

Feeling bad about feeling sad makes it worse. Everyone knows happiness is better than sadness. Happiness prevents the flu, enriches relationships, cures dandruff, and prolongs life. No one aspires to live a long… Continue reading