Turning Failure to Your Advantage

In 1991 I, along with my business partner, suffered a financial meltdown. We had built a successful publishing company, but our growth outstripped our working capital. We simply ran out of cash. For a while our distributor funded us in the form of cash advances on ...

Motivational Questions

1. Do you have someone who inspires you the most to take up and persist in a leadership responsibility? 2. Do you read every day so you can become a better servant leader? 3. Are you ready to be patient until your wards are grown up and developed so they can stay on ...

Video: Daniel H. Pink – Drive (Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose vs. Stick Approach)

Most of us believe that the best way to motivate ourselves and others is with external rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That’s a mistake, Daniel H. Pink says in, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, his provocative and persuasive new ...

Learn to Manage Expectations

When I was working a “regular” day job and review time would come around, the main thing I looked for was that last page of the review where there were 3 check boxes: Does not meet expectations Meets expectations Exceeds expectations My main concern as my ...

The five languages of apology (I wish I had known that apologizing is a sign of strength.)

Gary Chapman: Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married, Ch.5: I wish I had known that apologizing is a sign of strength. This is an eye-opening book on relationships recently, and I thought it would be of interest to many of you. Here is a brief summary of one ...