“Lincoln’s story confounds those who see depression as a collection of symptoms to be eliminated. But it resonates with those who see suffering as a potential catalyst of emotional growth. “What man actually needs,” the psychiatrist Victor Frankl argued,”is not a tension-less state but rather the striving and struggling of a worthwhile goal.” Many believe … Continue reading 8 Ways Your Pain Can Propel Your Leadership
Where are you going? If you have no destination, anywhere will do. That may be why you are in a place you do not wish to stay. Begin with the end in mind. Write out your personal mission statement and the outcomes that are important to your life. Declare your future in a manifesto that … Continue reading 6 Simple Questions to Guide Your Goals for 2018
“Life is a long lesson in humility.” ― J.M. Barrie Every day more news of some powerful man or woman humiliated by the revelation of a story they believed they could hide or a problem they did not want to admit. It didn’t have to end that way. At some point in their lives, perhaps … Continue reading Humility is Inevitable. Humiliation is Optional.
manager•splaining The IKWB (I-Know-What’s-Best) manager who enjoys talking in great detail about all the reasons we should follow their advice. Confident that without their profound guidance we will flounder in the simplest of tasks. We are accountable for doing it their way even if it isn’t the best way. The BTDT (Been-There-Done-That) manager who regales us with stories of … Continue reading Stop Managersplaining – Do These 10 Things Instead
First, don’t confuse gratitude with recognition. Many organizations trot out “recognition programs” that come across as contrived at best and at worst are perceived as biased towards those who know how to work the system or the manager. These programs often end up as an unwelcome administrative task for managers and breakroom joke material for … Continue reading 5 Tips for Creating a Culture of Gratitude