No More Feedback With Carol Sanford (Episode 103)

  This week, contrarian business thought leader Carol Sanford joins me to discuss her new book, No More Feedback. If the title strikes you as both surprising and unnerving, welcome to the club. Within organizations giving and receiving feedback are widely considered noble acts. Although we may not be competent at feedback, we know it’s […]

Episode 96: Three Ways To Be Happy (3-Minute Thursday)

Three ways to be happy is the topic of today’s 3-minute Thursday. My inspiration is Martin Seligman’s classic book, Authentic Happiness, which helped me cope through hard times and find joy and freedom in good times. Seligman describes the pleasure life, the engaged life, and the meaningful life. What are these and why do they […]

Episode 88: Do You Know Your People? (3-Minute Thursday)

Photo Credit: davidmoore326 Flickr via Compfight cc Do you know your people? Welcome to 3-minute Thursday. Today, I give you four questions to ask yourself about the people on your team so you can know them better tomorrow than you do today. Why is it important to get to know your people? To retain them. To […]

Episode 86: Protecting Liberal Democracy & Living Virtuously With Theo Horesh

Protecting liberal democracy from fascism isn’t just important to the world, however imperfect, that we take for granted. It’s also a path to the virtuous life. I’ve had this intuition for some time. But sometimes it helps to have another person with clear thinking to shape that intuition into a framework for making sense of […]

Prevent Your Achilles’ Heel From Becoming Achilles’ Hell

Your Achilles’ Heel can guide you on a path to Achilles’ Hell. Or, you can master it and become a better leader, partner, parent, and friend. Let me explain how this works. If you’re human, you have flaws. And there is probably one big one that can screw up your career or, at the very […]

Episode 82: If You Can’t Join Them, Beat Them [The Amiel Show]

It’s September. In my part of the world, that means soccer. Soccer was my first love in life. In fourth grade, the year I picked it up, I played for three hours after school every day. In this brief episode, I tell a story from that year.  It’s a story of how a rag tag […]