The Trouble with Comparisons

Kevin Eikenberry

Comparisons like this rarely help. The post The Trouble with Comparisons appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development compare comparison comparisonsWe all do it. We see someone doing something that we value – and doing it very well. If we want to be better at what they are doing, at first it makes sense to look at them and compare ourselves.

The Joyful Pleasures and Shameful Permissions of Comparison

Leadership Freak

Pleasure of comparison: On a trip… Continue reading → Encouragement Gratitude Humility Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher encouragement GrowthThey say you shouldn’t compare yourself with others, but sometimes comparing is unblemished enjoyment.


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The Comparison Trap – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today I’m sharing a lesson about the dangers of comparisons. The post The Comparison Trap – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

Best Streaming Services Comparison in 2020

CEO Insider

License and Republishing: The views expressed in this article Best Streaming Services Comparison in 2020 are those of the author Ryan Miller alone and not the CEOWORLD magazine. Some days, all you need to stay sane at these weird times is a bit of escapism.

Work Performance and the Perils of Comparison

N2Growth Blog

To close, comparison can be a perilous path to take when working to motivate. Instead of falling into the comparison trap, try some of these tips and you just might lead your team to outstanding performance. Let me take you back in time. You’re in 8th grade. You’ve signed up for your first guitar lesson and the teacher plays Led Zeppelin’s “ Stairway to Heaven.” ” She offers it up as an example of a great song that you can learn to play.

My Dad, Steve Jobs and the Comparison Trap

Kevin Eikenberry

Leadership Learning balance comparison Personal Development professional developmentI grew up on a farm — an environment where mechanical equipment abounds and things break (often at inopportune times). Given that, having great mechanical skills and aptitudes are a great benefit to a farmer. Thankfully, my father had those skills. He was so good at the variety of skills required that I grew up [.].

Mini Saga #68 – Comparison

Rajesh Setty

There was only one small glitch… Mini Saga #68 – Comparison. Tags: Mini Saga comparison investor pitch startup The plan seemed almost perfect. Joe was very excited to pitch his startup to Matt. Joe explained how his startup’s business model was very similar to the business model of one of Matt’s portfolio companies. Matt passed. Joe was heartbroken. Four weeks later, Joe read that the portfolio company he referred to was shutting down. Note: 1.

Conquering Envy in Yourself

Lead Change Blog

The story of my friend and mentee Kusum, Breaking Free from Social Comparison , talks about how several hours on Facebook got her into depression and impacted her career. Personal Development envy comparison Gratitude perspective“Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.” ? William Arthur Ward. What is envy? A natural reaction towards someone who is a winner.

2 Keys to Moving Beyond the Danger of Comparison

Ron Edmondson

2 Keys to Moving Beyond the Danger of Comparison. Comparison is dangerous. Comparison is dangerous for what is does to you, underneath the surface. But comparison also tarnishes the Creator God who created you His image. Consider Brennan Manning’s tough words: “ Any attempt to measure the value of our lives by comparison and contrast. life of comparison, but I have been able to overcome it much more often. danger of comparison.

Envy or Humility — It’s Your Choice

Lead Change Blog

It usually creeps in with its pal comparison, and causes resentment of what we perceive as someone else’s advantage—in Louie’s case, it was the serious cuteness of another pup, resulting in lots of attention from everyone. Personal Development Louie envy comparison jealous humilitySome time ago, a new boy came to the neighborhood and Louie was not happy. Life was going along just fine for Louie. Everybody loved him and he thoroughly enjoyed greeting neighbors.

What To Do When You Doubt Yourself As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

When leaders begin to doubt themselves, they begin to fall into the comparison trap. You can destroy your ability to lead by getting stuck in the comparison trap – Leadership lessons… Click To Tweet. The comparison trap is dangerous. Leadership Lessons From Black Lightning I had the pleasure of meeting comic book writer Tony Isabella in October 2017. Tony is the creator of the DC Comics first African American superhero Black Lightning.

This Bud's Not for Me | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Because I had a few of the old cans in the refrigerator I conducted a side-by-side comparison through the eye of a marketer. The comparison raised a couple of brand trivia questions. In the CEO Afterlife. Main menu Home. Leadership. Branding. This Bud’s Not for Me. by John • November 7, 2011 • Branding , Marketing • 2 Comments. Recently I bought a case of Budweiser with the new can design.

Mindful Mondays: The Surprising Benefit of Comparing Yourself to Others

Next Level Blog

Mindful Mondays comparison perfection performance self-judgmentEvery so often you hear a story that’s the exception that proves the rule. In this case, the rule is don’t compare yourself to others; just do your best and play your own game. The exception is the story that David Duval shared this past weekend at the British Open. Even if you follow golf, you may not know or remember David Duval. He used to be the number one player in the world back in 1999.

Humility: 10 Simple Ways to Quiet Arrogance in Yourself and in Others

Leadership Freak

Comparison and contrast Humility says: You have room to grow. Arrogance produces poverty of spirit. Humility enables you to become your best self. Others have untapped genius. The world goes on with or… Continue reading → Leading

Servant Leadership Explained via Santa the Bad Boss and Rudolph the Servant Leader

Modern Servant Leader

Servant Leadership "Bad Boss" Comparison Rudolph Saint Nick Santa Claus Servant Leader Jolly old Santa Claus has a reason to be so happy. After all, he only works one day a year and gets credit for all the gifts his elves made and the work his reindeer do. In return, what do the reindeer and elves get? Left over cookie crumbs, some carrots, and one hit movie vs. dozens for Saint Nick.

Ethics and Trust: An Interview with Robert Hoyk

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries Advantageous Comparison Charles H. In 2009, Charles H. Green interviewed Robert Hoyk, co-author with Paul Hersey of a book that I highly admire: The Ethical Executive: Becoming Aware of the Root Causes of Unethical Behavior. After reading it, Green observes, “What grabbed me was their idea that ethics is usually considered a philosophical issue, but the management application of […].

What is the Difference between Training and Development #HRBlog

Rapid BI

Business Training comparison Definition development differenceSo what is the difference between training and development? Does it really matter? It matters because we need to be able to identify activity. We often hear of employees never having been trained in a skill or process. But is this really true? We need to underatand what training is and is not, to be […]. The post What is the Difference between Training and Development #HRBlog appeared first on.

The power of exposition (if used effectively)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Analysis Argumentation convinces with logic and/or evidence Cause & Effect Classification Comparison Contrast Definition Description makes vivid with compelling details EDNA Exposition explains (exposes Exposition is arguably the most valuable and yet least appreciated of the four. Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) may well be the first person who formulated the four levels of discourse. At least I know of no sources that precede his Rhetoric and Poetics.

Power 83

Come to Think of It

Chris Brady

  Education, occupation, geographicalbackground, and even personality traits pale in comparison to the history ofthought development in an individual.

You Can’t Inspire Those You Look Down On

Leadership Freak

12 comparisons that lead to… Continue reading → Humility Influence Growth Leadership DevelopmentFeeling superior comes in many forms. All of them are justifications for looking down on others. You can’t inspire those you look down on. Manipulate yes. Inspire no.

Power & Paycheques: Can next gen leaders stop the compensation cash grab?

Roundtable Talk

The likely cause is a little thing called “comparison other”. Brain candy Generation X Generation Y Power comparison other executive compensation No raise for Canadian bank CEO's unfair compensation practicesLast week, the paycheques of Canada’s banking CEO’s made headlines because they *gasp* didn’t get raises. What will Ed Clark and Rick Waugh do without that six figure boost to their multi-million dollar comp packages?

Power 36

7 Ways to Rise Above Feelings of Intimidation

Leadership Freak

Intimidation is an evaluation of the self in comparison to others. Intimidation is different from being afraid of heights. It’s about the self. Others have more experience, success, power, talent, good looks, or… Continue reading → Courage Fear Personal Growth Power Growth Leadership Development leadership success

How to Maximize the Feeler-Leader on Your Team

Leadership Freak

Comparison: Feelers care about getting things done with people. The best way to maximize talent is to first understand their motivation. Think relationships. Dreamers care about what’s next. Think progress. Doers care about getting… Continue reading → Motivation Strengths Success Taking others higher Leadership Development leadership success

How to Keep Envy from Poisoning Your Team’s Culture

Harvard Business

Create a culture of compassion, not comparison. Managing yourself Leading teams Motivating people Digital Article

Persistence pays off for leaders

Lead on Purpose

In a recent post about business ups and downs, Michael Hyatt makes an interesting comparison of amateurs to professionals in baseball: Professionals aren’t smarter than you. Successful leaders are persistent; they relentlessly pursue their goals. They probably don’t have secrets … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose learner persistence results success

Run The Mile You’re In

Joseph Lalonde

Playing the comparison game is an easy thing to do. A Book Review And Application Of Ryan Hall's Book Run The Mile You're In. We see other leaders, bloggers, and thought giants running alongside us and we believe we should be where they are. Looking at what everyone else is doing, we take our eyes off of what we were meant to do. This wrong focus takes us off course. We […] The post Run The Mile You’re In appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

Ryan 178

Help Employees Relate to Your Company Strategy and Theme


I heard an interesting comparison recently. When you see people on the street talking to themselves, they are often classified as “insane.” Yet what do we call it when we talk to ourselves inside organizations? Marketing or communications.”. Speak WITH Your Employees to Ensure Your Strategy Resonates. Employee Engagement Communication Skills Storytelling

Leading Thoughts for November 26, 2020

Leading Blog

It’s very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe to others.”. I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

Blog 238

Asking for a Raise

Lead Change Blog

Leigh’s comments are on page 2 about making comparisons between your actual work [.] Posted in Career Development [link] Lead Change Group member Leigh Steere of Manage People Better was quoted in an interesting article published in the Poughkeepsie Journal September 24 titled Tips to help you ask for a raise. There’s some great advice available to you in this post. Asking for a Raise. Career Development Career jobs leading up salary

12 Ways to Find Your Confidence

Leadership Freak

Puffing up, putting down, posturing, excuse making, and negative comparisons express – lack of confidence – cockiness. Lack of confidence is the dirty secret in top leaders. Insecure leaders often cover insecurities with strutting. Cocky is compensation for lack of confidence. Cocky is phony confidence. The need to feel superior means you aren’t. Confidence […].

Think About Your Employees, Not Yourself, When Creating a Theme for Your Strategy


I heard an interesting comparison recently. When you see people on the street talking to themselves, they are often classified as “crazy.” Yet what do we call it when we talk to ourselves inside organizations? Marketing or communications.”. Unfortunately, that type of talking to oneself—where leaders speak TO their own understanding and perspectives instead of engaging WITH employees—happens too frequently. And the consequences can be significant. Internal Communication

Are Sacrifices a Part of Leadership?

Lead Change Blog

Compared to sterile workplaces, the type of decisions and corresponding sacrifices pale in comparison. Many tough decisions need to be made every day. In hospitals and clinics, life-impacting decisions are made. On battlefields, just think of the decisions made and the ultimate sacrifices they may bring. Yet, sacrifices happen every day and in every place. [.]

Just some Pictures.

CEO Blog

There is no comparison between store bought and home grown strawberries. Strawberries are on at home. This picture does not do justice to the quantity and certainly not to the taste. And the grandkids - Josh and Victoria continue to grow. So does this count as a 3000 word blog post

This isn't your parent's workweek anymore.

Rich Gee Group

There's no comparison. Going out on a limb here on a Friday. I am a firm believer that businesses should start to shift to a 4-day workweek. Baby boomers for the most part have or are thinking about retiring - so the old adage of 'it's always been that way' is kind of a specious argument.

Something Harder than Believing in Yourself

Leadership Freak

Every leadership development tool, technique, method, and strategy fades in comparison to the power of belief. If you think believing in yourself is hard, try believing in others. Everyone needs someone who believes in them; young leaders need it the most. The people who change us the most believe in us the most. The first [.].

“Followers” get a bad rap. Here’s why they shouldn’t.

CEO Insider

In comparison, here’s a definition of a follower as proffered by Merriam-Webster: […]. Blind followers, mindless drones, brainless idiots, yes men, weak-minded, and the uninformed definitely give being a follower a bad rap.

8 Ways You Can Improve Your Strategy & Leadership Skills to Scale Your Business

Joseph Lalonde

Competitor comparison: this tool helps you to measure your business against other businesses of similar sizes within your industry. Every business requires effective strategies and executions to grow. However, some business owners do not know how to strategize for their business.

Skills 182

We All Start at the Beginning – The Question is, “How Far Along are You?”

First Friday Book Synopsis

About the only comparison to actual soccer is that they play on a field, with nets… I’ve heard it called “mob ball.” […]. Do you know what to do when you show up to work? This is not a small point. Have you every watched the youngest youth team play soccer? I’m talking sbout really young? Randy''s blog entries

Leading Thoughts for April 29, 2021

Leading Blog

Personal goals, on the other hand, leave us on our own, without this habit of useless measurement and comparison. I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

Blog 254

Ultimate Guide to Linked In for Business

Kevin Eikenberry

By comparison you might think LinkedIn is a small site. By Ted Prodromou Social media seems to be almost everywhere. Just yesterday Facebook announced they have a billion members. It does have over 150 million members however. Let me say that again. 150 million members. Depending on your background and work you [.]. Books careers linked in marketing networking social media

DISC E-Book | A Comprehensive Guide

Chart Your Course

A comparison between natural and adapted behavioral styles. FREE DISC E-BOOK. A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIORAL STYLES THROUGH DISC. Understanding HOW a person does what they do. DISC: The Universal Language of Behaviors. DISC measures behavioral styles. Reinterpreted and reimagined over the years, DISC has evolved into a specific science that measures behaviors using assessments.

Course 144

Herding Your Thoughts

Kevin Eikenberry

It’s not the most common comparison, but believe it or not, your thoughts and sheep herders have a few things in common. Don’t believe me? Check out the video below! Tweet it out: Be attentive to your thoughts, because they predict your future. via @KevinEikenberry From This Episode: Watch previous episodes of Remarkable TV here. […]. The post Herding Your Thoughts appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

How to Start Your Post-pandemic Financial Spring Cleaning

Strategy Driven

Stop making comparisons. In other words, don’t let comparisons eat you away and your money. Making comparisons is a slippery slope and won’t do anything good. Social media is the fastest way to get that comparison bug.