Don’t waste it on people who don’t respect it

This was has been remarkable — a handful of instances where I either got stood up or didn’t hear back from the other person a pre-arranged meeting. It’s infuriating. And for the first time in life, I didn’t feel like following up. Yes, I am aware there could be a genuine crises at the other [...]

Do this everyday if you aren’t a teen anymore…

In retrospect, I think I was the most ‘free’ when I was a teenager. Life in general was so much less stressful. I just didn’t have a care in the world. The pressures of school were negligible compared to what my own 9-year old goes through. I was super-active not only in sports and in [...]

Checking emails isn’t doing work

I don’t know about you but I’ve had days when I’ve spent more time checking, drafting and responding to emails than actual work. Yes, I know ‘doing emails’ is a big part of your work when you move into leadership but it’s isn’t the only thing. It is what Stephen Covey might say living in [...]

Helicopter supervision doesn’t work

One of my biggest gripes about supervisors or newly assigned managers is their inability to let go. Most believe in having a tight grip over anything and everything they’re responsible for; which isn’t a bad strategy but we’re dealing with people here. (Else what else would you be managing? Stuff? Tasks? Results? You can’t possibly [...]

Sweat more in training so you’ll bleed less in war

I heard that from Robin Sharma many, many years back and it’s still the core theme of what I do on a daily basis. And as I was digging up my archives for a gem or two of inspiration to keep going, I found this Lewis Howes’ interview with Robin a couple of years back. [...]

A word on professional courage

We know that courage isn’t the lack of fear but acknowledging it doing what needs to be done regardless. For most of us, it’s a personal quest add a little more courage as we mature. In the professional world, particularly at the workplace, courage often translates to giving and receiving feedback as they’re directly responsible [...]

What keeps people from changing?

Continuing with our theme of exploring change… I believe the number 1 reason that keeps people from changing is the excessive focus on what they’re going to lose. In other words, FOMO or the fear of missing out. (I know, I know, FOMO is going out of fashion but I’m sure you can resonate with [...]

Leading change begins with knowing what needs to change

Not everyone’s fond of change. It’s uncomfortable. It’s messy. And it’s unclear for the most part, until it isn’t. And one of the key attributes of leadership is the ability to create and influence positive change. The people I get to interact with in my leadership development work are most the enthusiastic kind. They’re all [...]