Still Complaining?

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Reading time: 1 min.Complaint can never, ever solve whatever we are complaining about because it keeps us focused on what we don’t want. And so the solutions we need stay out of our reach. Instead of complaining, we can choose to focus on what we want. This puts us right in the path of the solutions, connections, and […]

Getting People Ready to Listen

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Reading time: 1 min.Having difficulty getting others to see your point of view? Start by demonstrating that you understand theirs. Having difficulty demonstrating that you understand their point of view? Start by asking them about it. When people know you have understood them, they quite naturally open to understanding you.   In your corner, Mike Today’s photo credit: […]

Who’s Listening?

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Reading time: 1 min.You know that narrator in your head? It’s the voice that seems to put all the thoughts into words. Pause, please, and consider. When that narrator speaks, who is listening? Hint: it’s not the narrator.   In your corner, Mike PS: If the realization of who is listening hasn’t fairly well blown your mind, go back […]

Vulnerable Leader

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Reading time: 1 min.Lack of vulnerability, often taking the form of puffery, aloofness, or bullying, demonstrates lack of strength. Vulnerability requires and is strength. But why do we need to be strong and vulnerable? Because, except under clear and present emergencies, people follow us to the extent we share our vulnerabilities.   In your corner, Mike Today’s photo […]

The Wise Leaders’ Way to Sustained Happiness, Growth, and Freedom

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Reading time: 1 min.It’s not market share, innovation, or strategy. It’s not earning per share, EBITDA, or another round of funding. It’s also not left-wing, right-wing, or centrist policies. Though it sounds like Sunday school treacle, we wise leaders know the way to sustained happiness, growth, and freedom. It is to help others achieve sustained happiness, growth, and […]

We Get What We Expect

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Reading time: 2 min.Maybe this sounds silly, trite, or just plain wrong. Yet we see daily reminders of how reality generally matches what we expect. A quick look back at our thoughts and beliefs about a subject shows that they match current results. If we agree that we get what we expect, why don’t we simply choose to […]