Four ways to ask for a promotion with vastly different results

ask for a promotion

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. […]

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 89: GTD And Promise-Based Management With Michael Dolan

In this week’s episode, Michael Dolan and I show you how to bring about the results you want in life by combining two powerful action frameworks: Getting Things Done (GTD) and promise-based management. GTD, also known as workflow coaching, helps you manage agreements with yourself. David Allen, my guest on episode 13, outlined this model […]

Guaranteed Miscoordination of Action [Drawing]

This is the second in a series of drawings that illustrate key principles from my podcast and writings. In this case, “miscoordination” is a shorter way of saying “everything gets screwed up.” Which, sometimes, it does. Now, wouldn’t it be nice if you could make this happen less often—if things could consistently go smoothly? What […]

Episode 84: Kavanaugh/Ford From Seven Angles [The Amiel Show]

This week I look at the Kavanaugh/Ford hearings and the conversations about it from seven different perspectives. You will quickly discover how deeply immersed (OK, obsessed) I’ve been the past couple of weeks, how closely I’ve followed both the minute facts and the larger political and cultural story, and, at times, how emotionally involved I’ve […]

Episode 79: Integral Mashup On Managing Promises [The Amiel Show]

Introducing… the first integral mashup on managing promises. I’ve pulled short audio clips from five past interviews and added my own commentary—all on the topic of how we get things done in life through conversation. This is my favorite topic in leadership development, particularly when meshed with other valuable frames, like the idea that we are […]