What Makes You An Expert At Anything?

The short answer is this: You did it, WELL, listened to other leaders, got BETTER, and then people started listening to you. The long answer is… probably something pretty close to the same, and depending on what school of thought you’re from, throw on an advanced degree. Stay in the trenches, volunteer for that extra …

Do You Ever Ask Yourself Why?

Or your supervisor? Or your friends? Or your partner/husband/wife/bf/gf? Don’t forget while you’re getting caught up in the glorious insanity that each day brings to ask why. Why are you doing this? Why are you prioritizing one project over another? Why is this so important to you? If you don’t know why, then you can’t …

Modern Meeting Etiquette

In the past several weeks, I’ve noticed that different people have different levels of acceptable “meeting etiquette”… When is it ok to leave the room? When is it ok to take a call? What if this is a lunch working session? Here are some tips and learnings from me (someone who is a 50/50 split …

My ‘Must Eat’ in San Francisco List

This one’s for @PRjoshmorris, who is visiting San Francisco soon!When you’re in San Francisco, what do you do? You could go see the sights, pretend to be a tourist, check out the awesome shopping… sure. You can do all that. But my absolute favorite thing to do in this great city is EAT!I’m a fan …

Why does the ‘bad’ stand out more than the ‘good’, and why do you feel compelled to share? You are the change agent.

I am writing this as a reminder for myself and hope that it will be a useful reminder for some of you. Admittedly, I am also to blame for perpetuating this horrible habit. You are pissed off because you’ve been done wrong, you feel compelled to tell the world. Do you share bad news with the …