Professionals Don’t Change Hats, They Change Positions

When you work with people, especially if you’re leading them, situations change and you have to adapt. The most useful thing to know is where we stand in relation to those we're working with. This is positioning. Instead of putting on different hats to represent different roles and responsibilities, thinking in terms of positioning allows … Continue reading Professionals Don’t Change Hats, They Change Positions

When Self-Awareness Is Just Selfish-Talk

Yeah, I've noticed things are broken and passively ignored them before. Let he who hasn't cast the next stone through the already broken abandoned factory windows. Tasha Eurich is the kingpin of self-awareness research. She recently tweeted this Alan Mulally quote, If you don’t have a vision, a smart strategy, and a detailed plan to … Continue reading When Self-Awareness Is Just Selfish-Talk

Your Growth > Your Misery (Thanks Steve Schlafman)

Steve Schlafman is an investor and coach I greatly admire. After this story, I admire him as a human even more. Schlafman was about to raise a new fund. The money was committed and his investors were waiting for the “I’m open for business, go ahead and send me your money” email. Instead, they got … Continue reading Your Growth > Your Misery (Thanks Steve Schlafman)

Help (I Need Some Continuum)

There's a continuum to helping. If you want to be helpful, it helps to know where you're coming from. On one end is the bad samaritan. They see and don't help. We'll assume that's not what you're looking to do, but we have to acknowledge it exists. Next is the non-judging-but-passively-listening friend. This is good … Continue reading Help (I Need Some Continuum)