SERIES: 2016 is the tenth anniversary of Bill Jensen’s seminal book, What Is Your Life’s Work?, composed of legacy letters — letters from leaders and managers to their loved ones. Each letter describes a life’s work legacy they wish to leave behind. Each letter is published and attributed as it was ten years ago, with […]
Success and Motivation
Leamington, a little town in the province of Ontario, is the tomato capital of Canada. The town earned that honor by farming vast acreages of tomatoes in fields and greenhouses. Their tomato expertise caught the attention of the H. J. Heinz Company who erected a factory in Leamington in 1908. And for more than 100 […]
For years we’ve promoted and prioritized business cultures around hard-charging, expertise-laden, take-no-prisoners, results-oriented, step-on-their-necks-if-we-must ideology. But wait … what if being nice works just as well?
When it comes to disruption, it can feel like we’re talking about Uber and AirBNB all the time. Here’s a new example that disrupted another time-honored tradition: shopping for men’s clothes. How is Alton Lane chasing this dream?
OK, OK — there’s no such thing as a perfect employee. That’s probably true. But if you want to design a really good one, there are a couple of things to take into account — or so says Cushman Wakefield CIO Adam Stanley.
Death by meeting is an extremely real, very brutal thing. How do we fix it, though?
I write a lot about the whole notion of people who run around screaming about how busy they are all the time; here are a few samples: You’re probably not nearly as busy as you think Being busy is a drug for most people Only about 10 percent of Americans know how to balance ‘being […]
Anyone in the audience when I have given my presentation “Radical Resilience” knows that I believe action is the antidote for anxiety. Sitting and stewing, muttering and watching storm clouds, or pacing back and forth does nothing. When we begin to take control over even the smallest part of our life, we begin to gain […]
“If you shut the door to all errors truth will be shut out.” R. Tagore If I close my eyes I can feel the sting of tears held back after a classmate made a hurtful remark towards me when I was in elementary school. I also remember failing a term paper in high school, not […]
Not everything is about growth. Sometimes, it’s about knowing when to contract as well.