Why you have to be good before you can be real (Oct. 30, 2019 issue)

Hi friend, This week’s newsletter includes several short sections. Each provides a different angle on growing yourself as a person through conversation. Because in leading, parenting, and marriage, how you speak and listen is where where the rubber meets the road. Conversations aren’t just about results. They are how you become. This newsletter gives you […]

Collaborative Leadership Through Jazz With Greg Thomas & Jewel Kinch-Thomas (Episode 110)

Greg Thomas (who previously spoke with me here and here) and Jewel Kinch-Thomas of the Jazz Leadership Project join me to explore the extraordinary ways that jazz builds collaborative leadership. This is one of the most enjoyable conversations I’ve had on the podcast. I learned new ways of thinking about group flow states, elite performance, […]

Four ways to ask for a promotion with vastly different results

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Ask for a promotion if you aren’t offered one You don’t ask for a promotion because you want your boss to offer it to you. Getting offered a promotion feels great. She does the hard thinking. You don’t have to go to her, because she comes to you. And you are now in the driver’s seat. […]

Integral Politics With Jeff Salzman (Episode 109)

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Integral politics involves appreciating what’s good, true, and beautiful and what’s missing in every worldview in our culture. This is neither the mushy middle nor mere theory, but instead a practical way forward in a puzzling world. The idea of integral politics is straightforward: listen closely to every perspective, take the best, and jettison the […]

Interview about my first book, Practice Greatness

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  Five years ago, I published my first book, Practice Greatness: Escape Small Thinking, Listen Like A Master, And Lead With Your Best. Marissa Brassfield of Ridiculously Efficient (RE) interviewed me about it in writing. Our exchange provides a good summary of the book’s key ideas, which shape my work with clients. Many of you […]