The Power of Expectations: Expect (Thor’s) Hammer and Everything Looks like a Nail

Let’s say, just for the sake of argument, that you were born and raised to be a warrior king. All your education, child rearing, and…

How Leaders Suppress Engagement Through Attack Ads

Fear is (and has always been) a common technique utilized by those in power. As I wrote last week, some leaders overtly instill fear. These…

Leading Through Fear: Why Leaders Use It and How Tom Cruise Demonstrates Ways to Actively Avoid It

Have you ever heard a manager say something to the tune of, “I want my staff to be a little afraid of me.” I cringe…

How to Present Executive Presence with James Corden

I’ve been reading a lot about the Buddhist idea of presence and how we can be more aware of the “now.” According to its teachings,…

Are You Suffering from Moral Superiority?

Are you really as good a person as you think you are? Don’t get me wrong; I think you’re great, really, I do. What I’m…