You can't change what
you don't acknowledge.

— Dr. Phil McGraw


A CEO CONFIDED THAT SHE HATED TO CONFRONT PROBLEM EMPLOYEES. With a passion. And so the problem people stayed. Things always got worse.

Denial, avoidance, and self-deception are wonderful tools for kidding ourselves, but as leaders they hold us and our organizations back. And guess what... everybody around us knows anyway.

All of us have skills we lack, things we avoid and jobs we are just bad about doing.

Perhaps it's time to come up for air about a weakness or two and talk to someone who can help us... to acknowledge what we need to fix.

The risk to getting help: LOW. The gain for our future: HIGH.


Carl Francis

PHILIP CALVIN McGRAW (born 1950), known as Dr. Phil, is an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of the television advice show Dr. Phil, which debuted in 2002. McGraw first gained celebrity status with appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late 1990s. In 2015, Forbes listed his earnings at $70 million, and ranked him the 15th highest-earning celebrity in the world.