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3 Ways to Maximize LinkedIn

LinkedIn remains some of the most valuable internet real estate for both content creators and those seeking to expand their influence or...

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...

Why You Can Never Leave Work on Time

The reason some struggle to leave work on time is that we use the 'work-being-done' as the measure. But the work is never done. So if...

Cheap Alarm Clocks are the Worst

A while back I started paying attention to the wisdom that you shouldn't use your cell phone as an alarm clock. The underlying logic is...

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...

My Great Fear

My great fear is having 15 years of experience, but in reality I have 2 years of experience, with the 2nd year repeated 13 times. It's...

Broken Plates

Every night at 7pm exactly, we go to the park outside our house and make noise for 60 seconds. This little ritual developed as a way to...

The Law of the Trampoline

We have a trampoline in the back yard and now that I'm working from home, my boys ask me to jump on it with them every day. And every...

Working From Home with Kids

Working from home has its unique challenges, and those are made all the more acute by the presence of small children. So if you've got...

How to Respond to Problems

Problems happen. And the response can occur on at least two levels. Level 1: identify the thing that happened and its impact.  Seek to...

In Times of Uncertainty, Overcommunicate

As leaders, it's our responsibility to communicate proactively. Each instance of communication we provide for our team helps fill in...

Working from Home

A few thoughts on working from home 1. Take and shower and get dressed before beginning your work day. Part of the allure of working from...

The Job to Be Done

Three interrelated truths: In a free-market economy, the customer pays for what the customer finds valuable. The companies that best...

A Simple Way to Evaluate Risk

Think of the likelihood of a negative outcome (risk) existing inside a 2x2 matrix with probability on one axis and severity on the other....

How Much Do You Value Your Time?

Imagine you need gas on your way home from work. Up ahead you see two gas stations, one of either side of the road. The one closer to you...