Evidence-based research is clear there are a few keys to success in life.
”This is a holdup!” yells the armed gunman as he waves the gun in your face and tells you to give him your valuables. It’s common to “keep your head down” at work, attempting to stay ”below the radar,” but the most influential people aren’t invisible or trying to be. THE COST OF “HIDING OUT” […]
Like a marriage or divorce, the end of a job — and even the relationship itself — can be a traumatic experience, leaving you questioning fundamentals of who you are, what you stand for, and what you want. My client, we’ll call her Elaine, quit a job she called an abusive relationship. While she was […]
My life changed when I committed to having fantastic relationships in every area of my life. I struggled for years in uncomfortable situations and relationships until I realized I didn’t have to tolerate unacceptable communication behaviors or other boundary violations in my work or personal relationships. Nobody has the right to belittle, berate, blame, shame, […]
I recently saw a paradox that boggled my mind, but that is very true in my experience. We Manage to Revenues at the Expense of Everything Else Take a moment and let the next three sentences sink in. It’s a fact that the basic tenets of lean management are about maximizing customer value and eliminating […]
What’s the difference between leadership and management? Management programs and even some companies talk about leadership, but few people outside academics seem to understand that there’s a very real and often misunderstood difference between “management” and “leadership”. Management In a nutshell, management is what gets the quarterly financial results. It’s also often correlated with: Influence, […]
Lessons Learned at the 5.12k Run to Brunch 2019 in Austin, TX. This was my first 5k race in more than 2 years. It was a hot, humid day.
Do you have ‘rules you live by’? Have you noticed how sometimes your greatest strength is also a weakness? Are you ever frustrated by a conflict between what you want to do and what you need to do? The nature of results Why is it that some things in this world happen reliably, as if […]
These are my personal goals for the next 3 and 12 months. Business goals for the quarter are in this post. I’ll measure performance and document lessons learned at the end of the quarter. Why do I set goals? I’ve learned I accomplish my biggest achievements after I find purpose and create a plan. As […]
Every quarter I set new personal and business goals for the next 3 and 12 months. These lessons learned are based on personal goals (Objectives and Key Results) I set 3 and 12 months ago (plus a few I’ve added). I shared business accomplishments last week. Personal Targets I set for 2Q 2019 (and confidence […]