Posts Tagged ‘Winston Churchill’

When You Confront an Adversary, Give Them a Way Out

A few years ago, a friend discovered wrongdoing on the part of her boss – who happened to also be her brother.  She was perplexed about how to reveal the deceit, but eventually decided to act.  Her problem was she went way over the top, and exposed her brother in a very public and humiliating way.  Reacting in anger and being forced to retaliate, he ended up having her fired, and in the process, was able to sweep his wrongdoing under the rug.  So what could have been an important revelation that could have benefitted the company, as well as my friend, only ended up  Read the full article »

Are You Prepared When Your “One Big Thing” Happens?

I’m a huge fan of Winston Churchill. In researching my new book “One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do” Churchill was one of the lives I studied. He was a fighter who refused to give up. He came back from defeat to lead the British against the Nazis. He fought depression most of his life. And yet he was an incredible inspiration to millions of people. One of my favorite quotes has a lot to say to all of us: Read the full article »