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Your Work Matters

Join those who already receive these posts directly to their inbox. Subscribe here. Your work matters. How you show up each day for...

Stubbornness vs Persistence

There's a fine line between stubbornness and persistence. Stubbornness is refusing to acknowledge the circumstances have changed, and so...

3 Ways to Respond to Setbacks

If you'd like to subscribe to receive these via email, click here. Yesterday, I was driving along a lonely stretch of highway through a...

Three Ways to a Better Thank You

One of the most effective actions a leader can take to build trust and encourage performance on their team is to say "Thank you." Here's...

Surprise and Delight

As a useful strategy for generating professional success, to surprise and delight is helpful. Want to leave a customer with a lasting,...

2 Tips for Increasing Leadership Empathy

Empathy is that rare quality of being able to feel along with another, to put yourself in their emotional position and experience the...

The Cocktail of Overwhelm

As a leader, it's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day whirlwind of business. Mix pressing deadlines and tight budgets, garnish with...

Do This Before Providing Feedback

They say the culture you get in your workplace is either what you create or what you allow. So over time, you'll have plenty of...

Three Interrelated Truths

Three interrelated truths: Results happen through relationship. Relationships happen through communication. Communication happens through...

Humility + Curiosity = Success

C.S Lewis defined humility not (as many might imagine) thinking less of yourself, but rather, thinking of yourself less. It is not...

Strategic Mediocrity

Decide what you're not going to be good at.  Be strategically mediocre. Many of us carry around an expectation of ourselves as...

Don't Give Up

Don't give up. If you're struggling, take heart: The reason you got into this was to make a positive difference. As long as you've got...