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Quick Reminder

Quick reminder: Connection over Contracts. You get further faster with trust, alignment, and relationship than legally binding language....

3 Things to Do Before Asking for a Raise

You're probably underpaid. It's an unfortunate fact of organizational life that salary bands tend to increase more slowly inside the...

Try Something New

When was the last time you acquired a new skill? There are merits, of course, to sticking to what you're already good at. Warren Buffet...

Three Principles to Working with a Mentor

Highly effective individuals are not self-made. Therefore, becoming a person of impact and influence requires the presence of mentors in...

Helpful Books I Read in 2020

I continue to believe that a book remains the best investment in the world. It is the simplest, easiest, most widely available and...

What the Best Leaders Do

The best leaders make it their priority to develop other leaders. A few points that you're on the right path of developing leaders: You...

The Bottom of Learning Curve

The bottom of a learning curve is one of my favorite places to be. It means I'm encountering content I haven't learned before. It means...

In Praise of Diligence

He who is faithful in small things will be faithful in much, the ancient text reads. In other words, be excellent in the small things if...

Two Reasons to Aim for Excellence

Every attempt to become more effective in your work should be grounded in something more than just, "well  I want to make more money/get...

Practice Makes Progress

*For those of you following along with the Effective Presenter series, thank you! This'll be the last entry for now. For access to...

The First Step to Speaking with Impact

The first step to speaking with impact is writing your way to clarity first. In other words, if you wing it, it will suck. The attention...

Give Me a Lever Long Enough...

My back fence needed to be stained recently. So after 45 minutes of YouTube tutorials, two trips to the hardware store, five hours of...

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...

How to Make Time to Read

Mark Twain probably didn't say that the man who doesn't read has no advantage over the man who can't, but it's still true.  So here's a...