How To Expand—Not Limit—Your Career

January 19th, 2017 - Comments Off on How To Expand—Not Limit—Your Career

Have you ever said anything like one of the following statements? “I can’t take a risk because I have a mortgage to pay;” “I can’t accept my dream job because I’d have to move;” “I can’t work long hours because …

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What To Do When The World Tries To Hold You Back

December 21st, 2016 - Comments Off on What To Do When The World Tries To Hold You Back

I started my career working as a security guard at IBM. I didn’t know what the future held, and truthfully, I had no idea of how amazing my future could be. My biggest dream at that time was to become an …

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Going Beyond Good To Become Great

November 30th, 2016 - Comments Off on Going Beyond Good To Become Great

I’ve always been most inspired by teams that seek to become the best at what they do. I find the teams that achieve this end up being the most fun to be around and deliver the most value. But too …

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What To Do When You Have Bad News

November 15th, 2016 - Comments Off on What To Do When You Have Bad News

It’s bad enough when you have bad news, but bungling how you deliver it can make it even worse. Managers distance themselves from sharing bad news too often – having others deliver and take the fall for it – which …

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Embrace The Bold, Temper The Hubris

October 31st, 2016 - Comments Off on Embrace The Bold, Temper The Hubris

If you’re leading a company or a team, you likely have an outsized desire for greatness. That’s bold. You might also think you can put a unique spin on things in a way no one else can. That’s hubris. And …

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5 Ways To Ensure Your Judgment Is Sound

October 24th, 2016 - Comments Off on 5 Ways To Ensure Your Judgment Is Sound

There are some words that carry both just and unjust connotations. “Judgment” is one of them. In our legal system, we have judges who we hope will uphold the law in a compassionate and fair manner. However, most of us …

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The Right Way To Onboard A New (And Big) Executive

September 29th, 2016 - Comments Off on The Right Way To Onboard A New (And Big) Executive

It always seems like finding a new executive to join your team is the hard part, but the truth is, successfully integrating them and getting the desired outcome is the real challenge. If you’re a first time CEO or manager …

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Isn’t It Obvious? How To Be More Overt

July 26th, 2016 - Comments Off on Isn’t It Obvious? How To Be More Overt

Are you surprised when your team sometimes does things or behaves in ways that are diametrically opposed to what you believe or hope that they will do? When you see this, do you think that they should have known better since …

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Take A Minute And Read This

July 19th, 2016 - Comments Off on Feeling Overwhelmed? Take A Minute And Read This

We all feel overwhelmed at times. Unfortunately, this is a normal feeling for most of us. The important thing is to realize that this is a momentary state. By shifting into action, you can get rid of this uncomfortable feeling. …

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What Startups Need to Know About Recruiting

July 14th, 2016 - Comments Off on What Startups Need to Know About Recruiting

Congrats on growing your company. Your great idea is resonating and now you need great people. However, most startups don’t know how to put their best foot forward when recruiting. It’s incredibly unfortunate because it’s so crucial. When you start …

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