10 Ways to Finish Strong This Year

10 Ways to Finish Strong This Year

(WRITTEN DECEMBER 2020) Newsflash: 5 weeks until the end of the year. And my, what a year it has been. I, for one, have been feeling the onset of a mild case of end-of-year-itis. Sore muscles. Fatigued. And a bit hazy. (Or maybe its just all of the pie I ate over...

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If You Want to Win, “Elevate the Middle”

If You Want to Win, “Elevate the Middle”

In the 1960’s, Dr. Lawrence Peters set out to understand and diagnose what he called “occupational incompetence” - a more diplomatic way of referring to a timeless issue in workplaces: people who stink at their jobs. His findings went on to become famously known as...

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3 Antidotes to The Imposter Syndrome for New Leaders

3 Antidotes to The Imposter Syndrome for New Leaders

It is your first day on the job as a new manager. Maybe you just got promoted. Or maybe you got hired into a leadership role from the outside. Or you just took the helm after an unexpected departure. Whichever way, you want to make a great first impression. After all,...

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A CEO’s Guide to Finding Focus in a Noisy World

A CEO’s Guide to Finding Focus in a Noisy World

THE KEY IDEAS 1. Believe. Embrace an Essentialist mindset. Great leaders believe that a small number things are so valuable that they're worth disproportionate effort, and most everything else is noise. They use this mindset to bring discipline and focus to their...

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What Is It That Guides The Choices You Make?

What Is It That Guides The Choices You Make?

“We stand at the crossroads, each minute, each hour, each day, making choices. We choose the thoughts we allow ourselves to think, the passions we allow ourselves to feel, and the actions we allow ourselves to perform. Each choice is made in the context of whatever...

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Are you a “can thinker” or a “can’t thinker?”

Are you a “can thinker” or a “can’t thinker?”

“Whether you think you can or can’t… you’re probably right.” ~Henry Ford She grew up with no competitive swimming experience and nearly lost her leg to infection from a freak accident. But Kim knew she could swim the 30 mile distance from the San Francisco Bay to the...

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