Category Archives: Becoming the Person You Want to Be

Do You Work for a Know-It-All?

You know, someone who tells you what to do, how to do it, and when to do it? Someone who seems to have all the answers – even when they’re not asked! Don’t be surprised; you’re not alone. And, worse … Continue reading

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Do You Play Well With Others?

This is a great question. If you answer it honestly. Your answer could lead to your success or demise as a leader. It could be the key factor in your personal and family relationships. So, let’s ask it again. Do … Continue reading

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Are You Stuck in a Rut? It’s Time to Adjust!

Our lives don’t occur in a vacuum. They are usually the result of unappreciated triggers in our environment—the people and situations that lure us into behaving in a manner diametrically opposed to the colleague, partner, parent, or friend we imagine … Continue reading

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One Vital Thing Successful People Do Differently

Most of us go through life unaware of how our environment shapes our behavior. When we experience “road rage” on a crowded freeway, it’s not because we’re sociopathic monsters. It’s because the temporary condition of being behind the wheel in … Continue reading

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4 Things Successful Leaders Do to Empower Employees

As a manager or leader, do you let your people assume more responsibility when they are able? Do you know when that is, or do you keep telling yourself that they aren’t ready yet? In my travels around the world, … Continue reading

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Happy, Grumpy, Dopey, Sneezy: Which Dwarf Are You?

With these choices, I’ve found that most of us want to be Happy. In fact, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t. But how does an adult achieve a high level of contentment while living a frenetic and distraction-packed life? How … Continue reading

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Hooked on Media? Blame Your Monkey Mind!

Nearly 20 years ago, I wrote an article titled “Global Communications and Communities of Choice” for The Community of the Future, a book I co-edited with Frances Hesselbein, Richard Beckhard, and Richard Schubert. It’s turned out to be a very … Continue reading

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Simple Ain’t Easy!

As an executive coach, I’ve been helping successful people achieve positive lasting change in behavior for more than thirty-five years. Most of my clients embrace the opportunity to change, and most are aware of the fact that behavioral change will … Continue reading

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