Many leaders never admit their biggest goals because of invisible barriers. One of the main barriers is goal shame. Goal shame is embarrassment about the things you want to achieve. Sometimes it results from internal thoughts like, Who am I to do this? or Who am I to attempt something so big? Self-doubt, fear, and […]
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It’s easy to feel like we’re constantly going from one thing to the next. From our tasks at work, to our responsibilities and commitments at home. There are seemingly endless demands on our time and attention. We can only keep up the juggling act for so long. Soon, some areas of our lives will begin […]
Having big goals is the only way big things happen. And the only way to achieve big goals is to become tolerant of the discomfort that comes with them. Of course, this isn’t our natural tendency. We’d rather play it safe and avoid failure. That’s perfectly understandable. It’s what’s comfortable. But inevitably we start to […]
You’re approaching the final quarter of the year. It’s the home stretch. You still have big goals to achieve, but some unexpected obstacles have popped up and your team is feeling fatigued. You want to finish with a bang, but is that even possible? How do you rally your people and equip them to perform […]
You know you need to make a plan for the company’s next year, but you feel a familiar sense of dread. Every year, it results in a giant, convoluted binder that is inevitably pushed to the back of the shelf three months in. How do you plan more strategically, so you end up with something […]
You have an opportunity to go into business with your family. You’re excited, but you’re also concerned. Will it be weird? Will there by power struggles? How will your coworkers see things? How will this affect your personal relationships?
You’ve made it to the leadership role you’re in by being an idea person, but you have new responsibilities and can’t be the only one doing that now. You need to scale and develop a team full of idea people. But how do you do that? What can you do to nurture and encourage a […]
You are meticulous about preparation. You make all the lists and plan all the details, but sometimes things happen that are outside of your control. It’s disorienting and confusing. What are you supposed to do then? How do you recover and keep going?
You are leading a team aimed at achieving lofty goals. You want to help them be stronger and healthier together, so you can reach those goals. You’ve heard that fostering personal connection is key, but you don’t want to inadvertently step over the line. How do you know what to say and what not to?
You work with a great team. You’re all running hard toward your goals, but lately people seem to be flagging. As a leader, you want to step up to reinvigorate them. But you don’t want it to be empty fluff or surface-level rah-rahs. Are there concrete ways to encourage your team effectively?
A lot of us start our days with a laundry list of things to do. It’s not uncommon for people to have 10, 20, or even more items on their to-do list. Where do you even start? Even if you accomplish five or six things, it’s easy to feel like a failure at the end […]
You’re running on empty without much gas left in the tank. You can see your performance slipping and your creativity dwindling. But how can you take time off when there’s so much to do? Won’t you just regret it when you come back to hundreds of emails in your inbox?