Albert Einstein is reported to have said that insanity consists of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Even if he didn’t say it, he was right. Our behavior is shaped by the language we use. Words motivate us to create...

 So let’s get into something practical and Real World. You know how I love The Real World (and the reason I love The Real World is that we get to create it).   As Duane Black points out, leadership can be reduced to a simple...

 So there’s YES and there’s NO and as Peter Block points out Without your ability to say No, your Yes means nothing. It’s the fact that we can and do choose to say No - clearly, cleanly, authentically - that gives power to those times...

 This is one of two essential principles I stand for in my work.   Nothing else works without this principle in place.   Many people I meet who are in leadership positions have mistakenly separated themselves from the source of their problems or challenges. They...