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Are Your Actions and Values Aligned?

I always considered myself helpful and available to my team, until I asked them if they thought I was. Long pauses, averted eyes, and...

"Something Else" vs "Anything Else"

How do you get the feedback you need to lead more effectively? How can you get your directs to surface the issues that are important to...

3 Questions to Amplify Your Initiative

The quickest way to establish your reputation in an organization as a high-potential leader is to show initiative. Being good enough at...

Use Checklists for Everything

When was the last time you did something for the first time? Or when was the last thing you did that was unique, unlike anything else...

The Proximity Principle

Consider the following from people smarter than me: Charlie "Tremendous" Jones prediction is that "You will be the same person in five...

Crush Email Before it Crushes You

The average knowledge worker in the United States spends 28% of their work managing email, per a recent report from McKinsey. That's...

3 Tips on Talking to a Creative Designer

Business owners and entrepreneurs often find themselves needing the services of a freelance designer. There's a logo to be designed, a...

The Cost of a Legacy

As a skinny kid, I hated weights class in high school. Being unable to do a pull up, and unwilling to discover what tortures awaited at...

Dragging a Moose Down the Stairs

My parents moved us into a little log cabin in the woods the summer before my first year of high school. That fall, I made the freshman...