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 […]

Tell, Tell, Tell, Yell!

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Reading time: 1 min.Tell, tell, tell, yell. (To which we all respond with hide, fight, complain, and deflect.) Easy but not so effective, is it? What does work? Build relationship and trust constantly. Agree to argue the points not the personalities. Agree on the why and outcomes before the how, when, and who details. Make sure everyone is […]

Which Would You Rather?

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Reading time: 1 min.Which would you rather have: a book of formulas for success or the insight to let you shortcut the formulas? Yeah, me too.   In your corner, Mike PS: That’s why these notes are lighter on technique and heavier on the broader perspectives.   Today’s photo credit: fs999 White Beauty via photopin (license)

What Did You Expect?

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Reading time: 1 min.If we generally expect people to act poorly or well, they generally will.   In your corner, Mike PS: So where do you want to place your bets?   Today’s photo credit: rachel_titiriga Expectation via photopin (license)