Often when we find ourselves in a funk, a rut, a mood, we look to make a dramatic change in our lives. Something new. Something different. But what is that thing? Sometimes we have a vague notion of what it is or at least we think we do. More often then not, we don’t. We just… Continue reading Just want to do something new
Want better answers? Ask better questions. This struck a chord in me when I first read it and it still influences me daily. I often revisit this concept in the middle of meetings, interviews and exchanges with my son, when I’m not getting the answers that I’m looking for. And in a moment of self… Continue reading Better Questions
This is actually a question that gets asked at Amazon. They tried to have us incorporate this question in our interviews of candidates and also in performance reviews. It’s a simple question and on the surface might even seem a little silly, but is actually an important question to think about. The most obvious goal… Continue reading What is your superpower?
The power of a point of view. It’s not the actual point of view that has power, it’s the commitment to having a point of view, for taking a stand, for having an opinion. I recently was reintroduced to a powerful word that has been making me think a lot lately, Assertion. It’s defined as,… Continue reading Point of View
Reminded of a concept I first heard from Zig Ziglar. Do we react or respond to situations? When you’re taking medication, it’s a good thing when your body responds to the medication. And definitely not so good when you have a reaction to that medication. Same holds true for when tough times come our way,… Continue reading React vs Respond
People can’t be changed. It’s taken me a long time to realize that. And the beginning of that understanding came with a large amount of frustration. It still does. Some of it might have come from me misunderstanding the word “persistence”. Or thinking of things as an “all or nothing” scenario. Or more fundamentally, just… Continue reading People Can’t Be Changed.
What does a company owe you? What does a business partner owe you? What does anyone else owe you? Sometimes you give so much of your time, energy, and perhaps even youth to a venture, only to see it fail. Or sometimes you see it flourish and thrive into a company you no longer recognize… Continue reading What you’re owed.