I’ve encountered a few attempts at advice sharing recently. First, at a Q&A session of a large meeting, the following question came up. “What advice would you give to someone who’s looking to make positive change?” It was sort of an interesting question based on the environment, but still a good question nonetheless. The answer... Continue Reading →
Four corners of your success
A few weeks ago, one of my employees asked me what I did to get where I am today. Just like everyone else, I have a hindsight story of opportunities and circumstances. While that’s all interesting, unless you’re going back in time and trying to replicate my career to this point, it’s not helpful for... Continue Reading →
Set up your New Year’s Resolution for success
Statistically speaking, your shiny new resolution is going to fail. But it doesn't have to if you decide to dig a little deeper. Each year, as the calendar resets, our culture encourages us to wipe the slate clean and have a new beginning. But just like life and business, a good idea alone doesn’t make... Continue Reading →
Is your team as invested as you?
Did you ever have a moment where you were convinced you were the only one that cared? You were the one working the longest hours, putting in the most effort, and the only one giving your all. Did you ever start to get annoyed at, angered by, or worst of all start to resent the... Continue Reading →
Give the feedback. It’ll come in handy…someday
My first job was at a Top 5 National home builder in the country which meant there was a lot of process and procedure. Each quarter, we got reviews based on a rating scale of 1-5 in each key result area accompanied by comments. In the 3 years I worked there, I had 3 bosses... Continue Reading →
Everyone is Watching. All. The. Time.
If you have kids, eventually there will come a time when you recognize yourself in them. They’ll say something, make a reference, or demonstrate a habit that they clearly picked up from you. At first, it’s cute and ego boosting, then suddenly it turns terrifying. Oh crap, they watch everything I do and say. That... Continue Reading →
You know why you’re stuck
There’s no way around it. If you want to change your perspective and figure out how to unstick, you’re going to have to change what you’re doing. Seems simple, but it’s not and sometimes it sucks. Well at least in my experience, it has sucked sometimes. After you open your eyes, you may start to... Continue Reading →
Open Your Eyes
About 2 years ago I was stuck. I had climbed all the ladders that were laying around and the only thing that was next was a big scary jump. I knew that I had stalled. I had learned the obvious lessons from my boss and the people around me. I had already experienced a few... Continue Reading →