3 Ways To Get Unstuck

“To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way.  You can’t just accept the ones you like.” – Mike Gafka These days I hear a lot of leaders saying something that sounds like, [...]


3 Thoughts on Avoiding Defeat

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition.  Giving up is what makes it permanent.” – Marilyn vos Savant Today’s idea seems pretty simple.  When you’re in a difficult situation, surrounded by [...]


Who Will You Be?

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.  That’s what the storm is all about.” – Haruki Murakami As leaders, we’ve all been sailing on unknown seas for the [...]


This Is Why You’re Here

“Above all, don’t fear difficult moments.  The best comes from them.” – Rita Levi-Montalcini We certainly are not living in easy times.  The past few months have seemed like a constant parade of [...]


Control What You Control

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.  You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president.  You realize that you control your [...]


Deal With It Today

“I’ve suffered a great many catastrophes in life.  Most of them never happened.” – Mark Twain A few weeks ago in this space (here, actually) we talked about the idea of resilience.  In our [...]


What Have You Learned?

“You see, but you do not observe.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Obviously, no one ever wishes for the kinds of things we see happening in the world today.  There is no way to frame the last six weeks [...]


Don’t Stop Now

“I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from making some of my most valuable mistakes.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay As we try to [...]


The Most Undervalued Characteristic of Leaders – Until Now

“Success isn’t determined by how many times you win, but by how you play the week after you lose.” – Pele Leadership is a topic that’s been written and talked about for centuries, and all the [...]


Be Ready for the Next Step

“If you can stand in space for just a little while, a new door will open, or you’ll be able to see in the dark after a while.  You’ll adjust.” – Jane Campion If you’re currently leading an [...]