Four ways your edge can help you achieve more success.

Four ways your edge can help you achieve more success.

Change how you play rather than waiting for the system to level the playing field. I’ve been reading Edge by Laura Huang. The book is about overcoming adversity and misperceptions and achieving more success. Despite what you have been told, hard work and grit is not...
Three things to consider if you want to give like an altruist.

Three things to consider if you want to give like an altruist.

  The holidays are a good time to think about how you give. This might not be the type of giving you generally think about at this time of year, but it’s good to keep in mind as you make your plans for next year.  I was looking for a good book on corporate ethics...
How to transform conflict into a fresh start.

How to transform conflict into a fresh start.

Saying “tell me more” can transform a conflict into a fresh start.   When you disagree with someone, the most courageous thing you could do is simply say “tell me more”. I’ve been thinking about communication skills again lately. With so many polarizing issues...
Make better decisions by making time to reflect every day.

Make better decisions by making time to reflect every day.

Making time to reflect is easier than most realize. I was invited to participate in a Zoom meeting with Joseph Badaracco, Harvard Business School professor and author of Step Back. The discussion and book is about the importance of reflection and how to make time to...
Why you should examine your views in times of crisis.

Why you should examine your views in times of crisis.

Books that I’m reading to help reexamine my views. To create change, we have to reexamine our own views and actions in light of a pain that is deeply felt but too often ignored.  ~ Tim Cook, CEO of Apple The need to “reexamine our own views” are probably some of...