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  • Comfort doesn't produce joy
    Yes, the Christmas carol wishes you "tidings of comfort and joy." But in leadership, seldom do those two emotional states…
  • People who bug you
    A wise woman said to me recently, "My goal is to spend more time with Sue Smith (not her real…
  • Need to call the "whaaa-ambulance?"
    Everyone is capable of a whiny day. When circumstances feel overwhelming or hopeless, even a sunny person can lapse into…
  • The role of anger in leadership
    A recent Forbes.com article titled How Do You Control CEO Rage? seems like a sign of the times. Stress from…
  • The power and limits of logic
    I am an unapologetic Trekkie. My favorite Star Trek character was Mr. Spock, the half-Vulcan, half-Human second-in-command. His Vulcan side…
  • In times of scarcity, give more
    Adopting an abundance mentality has been a popular topic lately, purported to cure procrastination and ensure personal growth, among other…
  • Are you too smart?
    A friend, Beth, was engaging in a mild whine about her job, specifically, her boss. "She's just so....well, smart. It's…