Who are our “Leadership Proteges” vs. our “Serial Complainers”?

One of the most valuable lessons I've come to learn as a leader is that in the moment when the members of your team stop coming to you with their problems, you have failed them as the leader... Allow me to explain... Most of you leaders would probably agree that one of the worst parts of leadership is having to deal with the "serial complainers" on our teams.  You know, the people who find problems … Continue reading Who are our “Leadership Proteges” vs. our “Serial Complainers”?

What’s the easiest question to answer as a kid but only get’s harder as we grow older?

(two minute read about identifying your purpose in life)  Well, what's the answer to this riddle?  What is the easiest question to answer as a kid but one that only get's harder as we grow older?  Any takers?  The answer is what I call The Golden Question: What do you want to do be when you grow up? Do you agree?  How was this question so easy to answer when we were six years old … Continue reading What’s the easiest question to answer as a kid but only get’s harder as we grow older?

The best way to help you deal with stress….

If I have learned one thing from living with chronic pain everyday, it's that we live in a world where irritability and frustration often comes easier than happiness.  It seems easier to notice the things that upset us most in life than to appreciate those things that truly make us smile.... But I am here to tell you that there is still hope!  I truly believe that the best way to fight back against anger, … Continue reading The best way to help you deal with stress….

Don’t forget what you wished for yesterday.

One of the biggest distractions in life is the constant desire for something more. It's easy to forget how special today is in the development of a better tomorrow. Wanting to make your future brighter doesn't have to be a bad thing, but we can't allow ourselves to forget how hard we worked to get where we are today. If you are anything like me, you've spent the darker days of your life thus far … Continue reading Don’t forget what you wished for yesterday.

The secret to resolving conflict…

I love when people ask me why I studied conflict management in college.  My answer is typically pretty simple; if there's one constant in life, it's that conflict is inevitable.  No matter where we look, there's conflict.  We face conflict at work, conflict at home, conflict in our relationships and with friends, and we face internal conflict within ourselves.  We can't escape it; we can only become better at handling it and managing how it … Continue reading The secret to resolving conflict…

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