We are built for distraction and grow into listening (May 6, 2020 issue)

Hi Friends, I hope you enjoy this week’s actionable insights. Hit Reply and let me know what you think. Reader comments on the personal story I told last week Hilary Bradbury, Principal of AR+ Foundation, writes: “Sharing your experience of bullying is important. Bullying is pervasive and an important window on how to use power. […]

This high school experience is why I help some leaders gain power and others use it responsibly

Hi Friends, This week: a personal story about power and my heart, what I’m reading, and a marital example of minimum effective dose. Hit Reply and let me know what you think. Why I help some leaders gain power and others use it responsibly I’ve never shared this publicly. In high school, by outward appearance, […]

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 […]

Five keys to influencing up (Feb 19, 2020 issue)

Hi Friends, More mid-week actionable insights! Let me know what you think by hitting Reply. Five keys to influencing up Want to shape how a senior executive sees you? Here are five keys: Discover how she sees you today.  What’s her current take on you? What’s behind this assessment? Before influencing, let yourself be influenced. […]

How to build emotional intelligence while you listen (Jan. 8, 2020 issue)

Hi friends, Happy New Year. This week I offer you two tasty and healthy conversational dishes.  Build emotional intelligence while you listen “I want to be more emotionally intelligent so I can listen better.” —Every person who has ever taken a class on the topic This is backwards. Don’t confuse emotional intelligence for a car […]

Don’t bet everything on the heart (Dec. 11, 2019 issue)

Hi friends, Last week I repaired the dishwasher, took two boys to Lice Knowing You, and planted a tree. But enough about me. Let’s talk about our hearts, his impeachment, your sanity, and why I love the Enneagram despite the risks of misuse. Don’t bet everything on the heart When it comes to encouraging the heart, I’m […]