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?...
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...
Why Trying Hard Never Leads To Long-Term Success

Why Trying Hard Never Leads To Long-Term Success

My head hurt. I was ready to give up. Seven years ago my wife and I quit our jobs to travel the world. Six years ago I started a business instead of opting back into the corporate workforce, aka “the grind.” It was all great at first. I did what I loved,...
What Is Coaching?

What Is Coaching?

“There is nothing outside of yourself, look within. Everything you want is there. You are That.” Rumi My first encounter with a real-life “coach” was back in the early 2000s. I was in my 20’s and working at a furious pace, eager to make my mark as a Senior Product...
Do The Right Thing Even If Its Inconvenient

Do The Right Thing Even If Its Inconvenient

I’m writing this blog to share, not how I’m a mini-hero, but how I almost did something awful. I believe that we learn much about our character when we pay attention to how we operate when nobody is watching. Doing what’s right, even when it’s inconvenient, is...