How To Use Anger To Strengthen Trust

Seeking understanding is the last thing we want to do when someone has offended us, tainted our reputation, or put us in harm’s way. It’s far easier to hold tightly to our beliefs, keep our anger, and strengthen our story by gathering all the necessary data and buy-in from others. It’s risky to seek their perspective and listen openly and Read More >

Why Freedom Can Never Be Free

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” —Gloria Steinem Freedom is delicious—intoxicating, really. It tastes like ice cream, and feels like abs of steel. It sounds like seagulls, crashing waves, laughter… adventure, and looks like an overflowing bank account. It sounds like generous and peaceful conversations with family and colleagues, and it feels like Read More >

Getting Them To Want Your Stuff

People who want your stuff—want your stuff. You don’t have to force the gift that is you. The right people come and the wrong ones go. Your job is to focus on the ones who stay, even after you risked the possibility of rejection on the deepest level. Reject who I was pretending to be? No problem. Reject, or avoid Read More >

Snow, Ice and Sliding

Cars don’t slide into ditches or crash into each other because of a few flakes of snow. But once snow and ice have accumulated, the conditions can quite literally cause a 15-car pileup. Words of encouragement work the same way. Some people have heard positive words of affirmation thousands of times throughout their lives – encouraging sentiments like “There’s nothing Read More >

10 Things Really Amazing Leaders Do

10 Things Really Amazing Leaders Do “Amazing leaders know diversity is critical to success, so they find ways to work with those who are different from them.” — Misti Burmeister What separates bad or mediocre leaders from the truly great ones – you know, the ones who have productive, innovative, collaborative teams made up of happy workers who are dedicated Read More >

Snow, Ice and Sliding

“Truth does find its way to belief, but only for those leaders committed to seeing it through” — Misti Burmeister Cars don’t slide into ditches or crash into each other because of a few flakes of snow. But once snow and ice have accumulated, the conditions can quite literally cause a 15-car pileup. Words of encouragement work the same way. Read More >