INSIGHTS (on leadership/self-leadership) Here’s a simple, but profound, truth. People don't remember us for what we do for ourselves, they remember us for what we do for … [Read more...]
This 1 Powerful Exercise Will Get You Super Clear on What’s Expected of You at Work
Employees are the most valuable asset, here's how to do your best work.
There are many timeless keys to success and behaviors that drive peak performance. But what stunts performance? There’s a major, yet hidden, culprit lurking in … [Read more...]
9 Success Lessons From Usain Bolt’s Absurd Rio Olympics
Usain Bolt didn't just glide into success in Rio. He applied powerful success lessons along the way--you can too.
This just in: Usain Bolt is fast. I'm not. I move about as quickly as a manatee swimming in a vat of hair gel. But I'm quick to pick up on applicable lessons for … [Read more...]
I’ve Used This Productivity Hack for Years. It Makes You More Effective and Fulfilled
The "Color Coded Workplan" method requires introspection--but leads to the intersection of work and meaning
Getting dragged down in the minutiae of our jobs, the stuff we think must be done and know we don’t like doing, can drain even the most enthusiastic … [Read more...]
13 Career Lessons Leaders Wished They’d Learned Sooner
Time + distance = perspective. Here's powerful perspective from leaders looking back on an oft-asked career question.
With graduation season upon us, I thought I’d answer the most common question I get from young executives after keynotes I give (other than “Do you give … [Read more...]
Now That I’m In My Early 50’s, Here’s What I’ve Learned About Achieving Success That Escaped Me at 25
Being officially in my early 50's requires reflection almost as a duty. So I focused mine on what I've learned about success since being half my current age.
I like writing about timeless lessons for success or key behaviors that lead to success. I’ve even written about famous failures that will inspire you to success. But … [Read more...]
These 3 Myths Are Keeping Your Employees From Being Insanely Motivated
Research shows that meaning sustains motivation over time. Help your employees harvest it with some myth-busting!
Research indicates that most leaders believe one of three things will motivate the troops: perks, promotions, or pay. For what it’s worth, I’ve had bosses who think a … [Read more...]
12 Ways to Keep Your Best Employees From Bolting
Finding talent is hard. Losing it is hard to take. Avoid that altogether with these 12 overtures.
The war for talent is upon us. There are now more jobs than people. Millennials, now the largest work cohort, are less likely then prior generations to stay … [Read more...]
How to Leave a Legacy at Work (& In Life)
The Lighthouse of Legacy
Each and every one of you is currently in a pivotal moment. You just might not know it. Is your business languishing in the face of an unprecedented level of challenge from a … [Read more...]
Burnout Was Named an Official Medical Condition (You Might Have It If 3 Things Are True)
Burnout is now officially a medical diagnosis. Do these three things to avoid it.
All those late nights blending into early mornings, day after day, leading up to feelings of exhaustion and disengagement. It's not just you. And it's a thing. … [Read more...]