Always do things with the long-term in mind. What type of person do you want to be? What companies do you want to build? What community do you want to live in? If you keep your focus on the long-term, and appreciate that choices you make every day are the building blocks of what long … Continue reading You are building future
There's a gap between you and everyone else. A gap between what you do and what they do. A gap between what you want and what they want. A gap between how you think things should be run and how they think things should be run. A gap between what you believe is true and … Continue reading Bridges over gaps
Taking responsibility is important, and it shouldn't mean we have to beat ourselves up. Not beating ourselves up is wonderful, and it shouldn't mean we don't have to take responsibility. There's a sweet spot we are looking for here. It's the point at which we understand that things happening are never fully one's fault, we … Continue reading In search of a sweet spot
We are all subject to the pitfalls of "this time will be different". Sometimes ago, I was listening to a podcast featuring Guy Kawasaki. Guy promotes a pretty interesting and well known framework for presentations - the 10/20/30 rule. That is to say 10 slides, in 20 minutes, with text on the slides set at … Continue reading Bending the rules
What do other people get if you achieve what you want? If you have a target, and you are committed to it, the best way to approach it is to first figure out what others have to gain. Your colleagues, your boss, the other managers, your company, your stakeholders. It's a great exercise to keep … Continue reading What do others get?
The message of Peak Performance, by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness, is as simple to understand as it is difficult to apply in practice. Stress + rest = growth That is to say, if you alternate periods of intense work, work that takes you a little beyond your limits, yet not too much, with periods … Continue reading Peak performance
There's a general belief that a great talker is also a great communicator. That might be true, and yet I find that most often it is not. The way I see it, there are three core qualities of a great communicator (that a great talker not necessarily has). First, great communicators craft their messages carefully. … Continue reading Great communicators