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What Are You Avoiding?

What Are You Avoiding?

Avoidance. We all do it, whether it’s keeping away from someone or not doing something. What are you avoiding? Sometimes we change the subject when it drifts into awkward territory. Other times we talk around hard topics. Or we put off that tough task. Avoidance is a coping mechanism. Sometimes...

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Be Vulnerable: Turn Your Weaknesses Into Something Good

Be Vulnerable: Turn Your Weaknesses Into Something Good

Most of us are adept at hiding our weaknesses. I know I am. I’m getting better though. I’ve learned that being vulnerable by admitting my weaknesses often turns the situation around to something good.People Already Know I discovered that many people already knew my weaknesses. It was obvious to...

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Why We Micromanage (Even if We Don’t Want to)

Why We Micromanage (Even if We Don’t Want to)

Micromanagement. We have all experienced it – and if you are a leader, you have mostly likely done it. Yet no one ever says that great leaders are micromanagers. If it isn’t effective and we don’t like it done to us, why do we micromanage? The Pressures to Micromanage Not all the items on this...

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7 Powerful Proactive Responses to Hot Emotion

7 Powerful Proactive Responses to Hot Emotion

Proactive people make things happen. Reactive people wait for things to happen. Reactions come with their own punishment. Reactions are spontaneous. Someone pushes you; you push back. You say something that causes harm. Reactions deliver short-term satisfaction and long-term hardship. 7 dangers of...

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Can Agile Make Wherever You Work a Better Place?

Can Agile Make Wherever You Work a Better Place?

The Great Resignation continues to gather steam as people in their millions re-evaluate their relationship with work. But not everyone has the luxury or the bandwidth to quit, at least not right now. And there is no guarantee that a new job won’t be as much of a soul-destroying destination as your...

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Why We Live in a Golden Age of Innovation

Why We Live in a Golden Age of Innovation

Despite horrific daily headlines, the important news is that we are living in a golden age of innovation. It has been called “the digital age”, among other names, although that label is wrongly taken to imply that this is just about technology. In reality it’s a combination of both new...

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Why You Need to Stop Fighting Arrogance

Why You Need to Stop Fighting Arrogance

Arrogance is a beast that never tires, never stops, and can’t be defeated. It never compromises. Arrogance never cohabitates with your best self. Arrogance is an enemy that dilutes the joys of life and degrades the value of others. Arrogance tells you: You’re right when you’re wrong. Talk when you...

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