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So far, death almost got me three times. If you’ve ever looked death in the face or been with someone who has, you know what I’m talking about. Nothing helps you realize how beautiful, amazing, and precious life is like facing death. The first time I almost died I was in the third grade. A […]Read More
There are many things a leader can do to earn trust and build loyalty. One of my favorites is to embrace transparency. That means sharing as much of your thinking as is reasonable and sharing what you know about what happens outside the group. You should of course stay within relevant work rules or instructions […]Read More
I’m as guilty as anyone, but this isn’t a great lead question. You’re networking, you don’t know the person, so you say, “What do you do?” It’s innocent, but not ideal. Every person who is asked this question feels narrowly defined by one particular label. You’re an accountant, an executive, a software engineer. We are […]Read More
[This is part five of a five-part series addressing aspects of authenticity.] What’s beyond being authentic? Is it being completely unfiltered? No censoring, just honesty – about how you feel, what you think, and how you behave. Could this be the ultimate goal? I’m not sure. By definition, to be unfiltered is to take authenticity to the extreme. Authenticity […]Read More
Dear Millennials, Gen Z, and beyond: the global population is aging – the so called silver tsunami has begun. It is your gift to unwrap. In talent pools across the planet, older people are exiting the workforce in large numbers. This means that women, minorities, and young people will assume positions of leadership like never […]Read More
[This is part four of a five-part series addressing aspects of authenticity.] Authenticity is about filtering less, posturing less, being more open about your thoughts and beliefs, and more uncensored in how you look and behave. People crave it. The concept is spreading. As a bona fide authenticity ambassador, that makes me happy – but, I have to […]Read More
[This is part three of a five-part series addressing aspects of authenticity.] Many ideas are easy to understand, but harder to behaviorally embrace. Authenticity is one such idea for many of us. We like the idea: being a bit more aligned with our true selves and allowing this alignment to be reflected in how we […]Read More