What Does It Mean To Win?

Winning to some is about the transaction. It’s about being right. It’s about the mic drop. The sound byte. The power play. I would argue that this class of winning is  the most temporary and destructive form of serotonin inducing behavior. It’s a gateway drug to poor decisions and even poorer outcomes. It creates a […]

The Next Iron Chef Teaches You How To Self Edit Yourself To Excellence

This is you: You know you’re great at what you do. You’re a star performer in your own right. But, are you good enough to effectively edit yourself and your instincts to beat someone else as good as or better than you? For some reason I can’t get enough of all incarnations of what I […]

Consider Your Audience When Writing

I’ve been writing a lot the past year, whether it be for work, personal, or personal work. I’ve found that  readers most of the time fall into one of four categories:I don’t get it. I hear you, but WE have a long way to go before getting there so I’m going to stop listening right […]

Growing Into Leadership – great reminder for us all.. every day

Amber provides a comprehensive list of “concepts” that you can use as a guiding path while you are developing your leadership skills. She’s right – developing the leadership gene doesn’t happen overnight and you will regularly need to refer back to your mentors or guiding strategies to keep you on your path.Read more here: Growing […]

Let Your Customers Persuade Themselves – the new sale is the no sale

Here’s a really great post from Michael Schrage for HBR… a reminder that the “sale” has evolved to a “non sale”. How are you evolving your product design, positioning, and sales practices to change with the times? “Professional service firms are fools if they’re not constantly looking for ways not just to better communicate the […]

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 […]