Three conversations to create pockets of certainty amidst Covid-19

Hi Friends, I call this a burst of timely wisdom. But you tell me. Is it timely? See any wisdom? Hit Reply and let me know. Why does uncertainty feel so painful? The uncertainty we all feel due to Covid-19 is gigantic in scale and enormous in emotional impact. As my seven-year-old might say, it’s […]

Three ways in complex times to ensure you’re in the same conversation with others (April 2, 2020 issue)

Hi Friends, I hope you find this week’s actionable insights relevant to your life in these complex times. Hit Reply and let me know what you think. Covid-19 and the end of the Billionaire/Navy Seal exemplar In books about leadership and high performance, billionaires and Navy Seals are everywhere. This billionaire shows you how to optimize […]

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. […]

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 […]

Climate Change & No-Matter-What Commitment With Terry Patten (Episode 105)

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What if we reframed climate change as an invitation to live a full and meaningful life? For business leaders, what if it provided the catalyzing purpose that so many of us seek? For my colleagues in the field of leadership development, why not us, and why not now? The first question is the theme of […]