Keeping The Good Habits and Willing The Bad Ones Away

As I considered how new habits form, I realized that my most recent good habits were pretty challenging to form… took the whole 14 days, so to say, and I had to consciously consider my will power when going through the exercise of forming my new habit. When was the last time you did something […]

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 […]

Sometimes, you have to go with your gut.

Once in a while – definitely not always – you just have to go with your gut.You know that feeling…you’re making a decision (at work, in life, somewhere) and for some reason, something doesn’t sit right. You can’t quantify it. You can’t articulate it. Something’s just not right. But, how do you gain buy-in for […]

The ABC’s…Revisited

Remember back in the day with sleazy stock brokers and car salesmen and the slogan was “Always Be Closing”? While for the most part those days are now long gone (let’s hope), the ABC’s still remain…. this year, consider your ABC’s to instead mean: “Always Be Collaborating”. As I was working on my most recent […]

Some insightful thoughts on Purpose from The Comparative Advantage Blog

“There are no insignificant roles, just people who make the roles insignificant and it is a manager’s role to make employee realize that.” What do you do in your daily life to help your team feel like they are all working towards something greater? I sometimes struggle with this, and definitely sometimes ask the question […]