Stuck In The Mud

A leadership cartoon of a penguin in a tar pit is trying to dig themself out with a spade and is getting more stuck while saying, "No thank you, I can dig myself out". Another penguin outside the tarpit leans forward trying to help. -Original artwork byLeeSampson.

Some situations are so sticky the more you try to dig yourself out of them, the higher the probability of becoming more stuck.

Life Can Feel Quite Hard Sometimes

A leadership cartoon of three penguins standing in front of a giant, hard, reflective statue that spells, "LIFE". One penguin knocking on the hard surface says to the others, "Is it just me, or is this quite hard?". The text reads, "It's not just you." -Original artwork by Lee Sampson.

Admitting that life can be hard at times isn’t a weakness, it’s a fact. It’s not a hurdle to jump over, it’s a chance to do what social creatures do best, help each other.

Hide and Overthink

A giant Earth asks a penguin hiding under a blanket that has "What If'd" written on it, "Are you hiding?". The penguin replies, "No. I'm just spending some quality time with my 'What ifs'." The text reads, "Hide and overthink". -Original artwork by Lee Sampspn

Shyness and introversion in a team member can feel like a game of hide and seek to their manager or peers.