A good leader can and should be impatient if things are taking longer than they should. But the words you speak and the attitude you present can cause unnecessary damage. Here’s how leading from our false self can transform impatience into harshness.
We can’t control what others say to us or about us. But we can control our response. Here’s why it’s important to lead from a place of openness rather than defensiveness.
It’s human nature to seek affirmation. But when we lead from a place of seeking affirmation, we risk leading from our false selves.
Strengths and Weaknesses Want to be the best leader you can be? First, you have to tackle your false self. Join me for this series, based on Pete Scazzero’s Healthy Leaders podcast, as we explore how to lead past our false selves.
Forrest Gump may have believed that life is like a box of chocolates, but I think that life is like a game of golf. Here’s a quick list of the many things my favorite game has taught me about leadership and life.
COVID. A down-turned economy. Supply chain issues. There’s no shortage to the number of challenges facing senior leaders today, but none of the aforementioned difficulties is your biggest battle. Find out what is.
With “the great resignation” and “quiet quitting” making headlines, I’ve been thinking lately about work. And oftentimes, I think we look to our work to fulfill something in us that it was never intended to do. Here’s how I define the purpose of work: contribute value.
For many years, I aimed to find “balance” between work and my personal life — and fell short, feeling frustrated and exhausted. But a recent vacation prompted me to look at the question of “work/life balance” all over again and ask myself the question: Is “balance” the goal?
In last week’s post, I shared the first lesson I learned on my summer vacation: I need to do less, but better. Today, I’m sharing the other major lesson I learned: which “task” is the most important one on my to-do list. (Hint: it’s probably not what you think!)
My family and I recently spent some time out west, and it was amazing. Having the time to just sit and reflect felt rejuvenating. Here’s what I learned on my summer vacation about life, leadership, and how my time is best spent.