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Leaders: 2 Questions to Ask Yourself

I talk with a lot of leaders who tell me about their challenges at work. Almost always it comes down to people issues. I ask two questions... 1. How many people on your team probably shouldn't…
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Play with 4.0s

Play with 4.0s

I’m a 3.5 tennis player. Between someone who’s never played and the professionals you see at Wimbledon, that puts me at just above bad. But in mid-lifer recreational tennis, that rating puts me a…
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Invite Feedback

I got a sandwich for lunch from a nearby restaurant and brought it back to the office. When I opened the bag, I was a little disappointed. I felt the sandwich and the side of quinoa were a li…
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A Beautiful Review

"You made my life better than it was." Muhammad Ali | 1942 - 2016 | American boxer & activist I caught those words watching comedian Billy Crystal’s eulogy for Ali back in 2016. T…
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How To Be Judged

How To Be Judged

Pigeonholed. (verb: put into a restrictive category) It's very real. Your results, your attitude, your effort, your curiosity, your interest (lack of indifference) ... all of it will put you in a c…
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I Lost My Phone

"Sounds like a good problem to have.” I left my phone in a Lyft in Las Vegas. I was getting dropped off at the airport after a speaking event. I realized it about 5 seconds after the car drove…
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Here They Come Again

“Ask not what your country can … you know … do for you … but what you can … like … do for your country actually.” David McCullough | 1933 - | American writer and historian We’ve got mill…
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Naysayers & Cynics

You can get value from a naysayer or cynic by staying objective and positive. (Yes, it can be tough). Occasionally, naysayers or cynics might point out a valid hurdle or challenge you haven't see…
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My Career Advice

Very few people work-life balance their way into something special. Special happens with extra effort and attention … more patience and resilience. Special happens by giving ourselves to t…
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