Choose To See The Sun

January 10, 2022

There’s no shortage of “stuff” to worry, perplex, and distract us. But the more time we spend contemplating this “stuff”, the less time we have for focusing on what really matters. What’s robbing you of your ability to live well and with intention?

Take a Moment to Reset

January 3, 2022

It’s tempting to start the new year with a bang, moving straight from celebrating the holidays to rolling up your sleeves and jumping back into work. But as a #leader, you need to ignore that temptation. Instead, make the time to reset — take stock of where you’ve been, where you’re going, and what you’ve learned.

The Alarming Trend of Distrust

December 20, 2021

Asking questions is a good thing. But asking questions from a place of fear and cynicism can be toxic to your relationships in your personal and professional lives. Be the kind of #leader who inspires trust and is quick to give grace.

The Power of “Why?”

December 13, 2021

As a leader, we should embrace people asking us “why?” Curiosity is the precursor of innovation and improvement, which is why it’s so important to nurture it in our teams.

What a Team of 7-Year-Olds Taught Me About Accountability

December 6, 2021

When I agreed to help coach my seven-year-old’s baseball team, I had a sense of the skills I’d be teaching them. What was surprising, however, is what they taught me about leadership and accountability.

Who Wants It More?

November 29, 2021

Back in my basketball days, my teammates knew that I was the one who’d go diving across the floor to keep a loose ball in play. And as the days grow shorter, I find myself thinking about that young man. Is his drive, his willingness to do whatever it takes still in me today?

Sadness, Annoyance, and Anxiety. Just Me?

November 22, 2021

If I’m being completely honest, I’ve been feeling anxious lately. I can’t tell you exactly why it is or what is causing it—I just know it’s there. I’m sharing this with you because I suspect that many of you have been feeling the same way. Just because we’re #leaders doesn’t mean we have all the answers.

Why No Speech Should Last More than 20 Minutes — and How I Learned This (Again!)

November 15, 2021

I gave my first LIVE talk since pre-COVID last week, and after it, did some honest self-reflection. Here’s what I learned about the value of ending one’s speech five minutes too early rather than five minutes too late.

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Focus and Productivity, Or Why Smart Leaders Shut the Blinds

November 8, 2021

We’re being interrupted more than ever before, and all those interruptions are tanking our focus and wreaking our productivity. As #leaders, what can we do to minimize disruptions and maximize sanity? Here are a few of my ideas; let me know yours in the comments below.

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What I’ve Learned From Watching Elon

November 1, 2021

Whether you personally love him or loathe him, Elon Musk is a leader worth watching and learning from. Here are the three characteristic of his that I most admire and think are worth emulating.