Taking Steps Toward Leadership–FIRED!

I’ve been fired.  Multiple times.  Multiple businesses and schools.  Business firings are different than school firings.  You may be “downsized” or laid off.  You might be fired for cause or RIF’ed.  The HR department asks you to step into the conference room where there’s a mahogany table with a very prominent box of Kleenex near […]

Taking Steps Toward Leadership–self improvement

Remember when Self Improvement was all the rage?  How long ago was that?  Oh, wait, it’s on going.  I heard something surprising yesterday. “People are imperfect beings.  Striving for perfection is impossible because the goal is unreachable.  Perfection will not assure your destination is heaven, only grace can do that; so I don’t self-improve anymore.” […]

Taking Steps Toward Leadership–Low Self Esteem

How can you have Low Self Esteem and be a Narcissist?  One of my readers describes herself like that. Hotchkiss identified what she called the seven deadly sins of narcissism: Shamelessness: Shame is the feeling that lurks beneath all unhealthy narcissism, and the inability to process shame in healthy ways. Magical thinking: Narcissists see themselves […]