Imperfect leadership is better than no leadership

What exactly is perfection, and how would you know you have it? In leadership, is perfection possible? Perfectionism is a common saboteur many of us have. The perfectionist is that voice in your head telling you something is not good enough. Perfectionism is expensive...

Dealing with anxiety so you’re not anxious

Do you ever get a sinking feeling in your gut? What about butterflies or some other unpleasant feeling that leaves you wanting to escape a problem? “Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain...

Are you a planning expert?

Are you a good planner? Are you able to put together a plan which leaves you thinking “what a masterpiece!” Malcolm Gladwell has said it takes 10,000 hours to reach an expert level at something. As a Project Manager, I spent almost 15 years creating and...

Knowledge and Wisdom

I once worked for a leader who loved to read. It seemed every Monday he arrived at work with the next big thing he learned. Far be it, for me to complain about people who read. The problem was that he talked about each new idea as if he had a lot of experience. He...

How deep do your conversations run

I have been doing a lot of work in the area of helping people connect. I’ve become fascinated with how deep conversations can run if you let them. I was doing some work with a team who told me they felt like they were going in circles. There wasn’t anything unusual...