Holding On To The Past

Can’t let go.Won’t – let – go.Refuse to let go. You are standing on a beach.You bend down and scoop up sand into your palms.The sand feels warm and a little prickly.As you stand back up it immediately starts to flow out of your hands, escaping...

What You Say Matters Less Than How You Say It

What you say matters less than how you say it. Is your tone bringing people closer or pushing them away? The way you communicate can build or break trust. The way you communicate can create or destroy psychological safety. We humans innately look for safety....

Employees Trust Robots More Than Their Managers

People quit bad bosses. I’m not telling you anything new here. A B I G reason why employees leave is bad managers. Good employees end up having to take the “hit” when they are forced to quit or when they are fired – and the manager keeps on...

You Have Reached the Point of Burnout

How do you know you are in the middle of burnout? It can be a challenge to recognize burnout. It may be a friend that points it out to you. “Hey, don’t you see? You are burned out!” “Really?” You thought you were just exhausted. “I...

The Illusion of The Perfect Morning Routine

I have a problem with the thousands of articles about must-do morning routines or habits to be successful. If only you wake up at 5 am, oh wait, 4 am is better. If only you don’t look at your phone first thing when you wake up. If only you go for a jog or...

Spread Kindness Everywhere

Kindness in business, in leadership, and the workplace is undervalued, and its superpowers are not well understood (or cared about). Here’s the thing: Kindness is not a liability. Kindness is not a weakness. Being kind doesn’t mean you are a pushover....