A Hidden Dimension of Work Success

A Hidden Dimension of Work Success

I used to rack my brain trying to figure out how to get ahead. Was it all about luck? Did I need how to learn how to play politics? Were there secret skills I needed to learn? Should I do my best work and trust that things would work out? How far can hard work get me?...
My Journey As A Coach (so far)

My Journey As A Coach (so far)

I had a conversation with an acquaintance recently. He was seriously considering a “Phase 2” for his life, and a new career. Formerly an executive at several leading technology companies, his sincere interest in personal growth, and experience with mentors and coaches...
Two Ways To Improve Your Performance

Two Ways To Improve Your Performance

Let’s contrast two ways to improve your performance at anything – work, sports, etc. The results and the experience of the journeys will be radically different. Different levels of effort will be involved. Different outcomes will also be generated. Each approach...
Your Greatest Source of Leverage

Your Greatest Source of Leverage

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. ” – Archimedes Where do human beings find the capacity to overcome obstacles, solve challenges, and navigate the uncertainty and complexity of the world? ​Most people...
The Value Of Sabbaticals In A Workaholic World

The Value Of Sabbaticals In A Workaholic World

This very week 7 years ago was momentous for me. After 13 years at Microsoft I took my first prolonged break from work. It was a true “sabbatical” which according to Google is defined as a sustained period of paid leave for every seven years worked. I was...