Personal Growth

The Energy of Encouragement

Leaders don’t just ask people to do things. Or tell them to do things. They help people believe they can do bigger things. And better things. en·cour·age to inspire (someone) with the courage or confidence (to do something): to stimulate (something or someone to do something) by approval or help; support Encouragement is a form of energy. It opens the Continue reading The Energy of Encouragement

Maintaining Your Stress-Free Zone

A friend recently shared this video and my immediate reaction was… Whoa, I’m that guy. Watch the video first, (it’s short), and then I’ll come back to my story. Nope, not the guy meditating on the video title screen. I’m the one who has a problem with anticipating stress. (You did watch the video, yes?) Continue reading Maintaining Your Stress-Free Zone

The Post-It Note that Made Me a Better Leader

Lots of people put Post-It notes on their monitor to remind them of important stuff.  Mostly passwords they can’t remember. I only have one. It has two words written on it in black ink. “WAKE  UP”. Your first thought might be that I have a problem with nodding off during mind-numbing conference calls, (I sometimes Continue reading The Post-It Note that Made Me a Better Leader

The Cursor

“Forever is composed of nows.” ― Emily Dickinson Staring at the cursor on this blank page. I’m sure I look at it a hundred times a day. But today it looks somehow different. Is it asking me a question?   It reminds me of a heartbeat, Or a ticking clock. A pulsing instigator, Urging me Continue reading The Cursor

Why Do We Shame People for Complaining?

I’m guessing humans started complaining about work approximately 15 minutes after we invented language. It’s one of our favorite pastimes. Gathering around the watering hole after an unsuccessful hunting expedition, Gorb complains to Grob, “Can you believe we spent all day chasing that Wooly Mammoth for nothing? I told the Chief Hunting Officer we didn’t have Continue reading Why Do We Shame People for Complaining?