How To Change Their Mind

“You can’t copy and paste your reasoning into another person. You have to hold space with the other person to engage in a reasoning process…” - David McCraney If you want somebody to see something from your perspective, don’t think you can just insert your logic into their head.  Instead, start with their perspective.  Ask … Continue reading How To Change Their Mind

Seth Godin’s Definition Of A Tribe

I’m doing a lot of thinking about teamwork lately. With my peers, with our clients, and beyond. For the 13th or maybe 50th time, I picked Seth Godin’s classic Tribes up to help my brain out.  Godin says, "A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected … Continue reading Seth Godin’s Definition Of A Tribe

What Leaders Do (And Managers Don’t) In Unstable Times

A little wisdom from Seth Godin on how to lead during tough times (you know, like during global pandemics, hot wars, cold wars, and recessions for example): In unstable times, growth comes from leaders who create change and engage their organizations, instead of from managers who push their employees to do more for less.  Let’s … Continue reading What Leaders Do (And Managers Don’t) In Unstable Times

Ego At Work – Public And Private

As the poet-philosopher Sturgill Simpson once said, “Woke up today and decided to kill my ego.” Leadership is a funny thing. Especially as an organization scales. It takes a healthy amount of ego to think you can do what others deem unthinkable. But if your only speed is full speed ahead, you can run into… … Continue reading Ego At Work – Public And Private

Podcast Of The Week: Change Your Life, 2 Pages At A Time

Michael Bungay Stanier (one of my favorite coaches/writer on how to coach) has an excellent podcast for insights, book recommendations, and thoughtful discussions called, “2 Pages with MBS.”  He gets a guest and they read 2 pages out of book that helped shape their life and career.  How’s that for not your normal format?  If … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Change Your Life, 2 Pages At A Time

Don’t Hope, It’s For People Who Aren’t Prepared

“Don’t Hope. Hope is for people that aren’t prepared.” - Coach John Wooden One of my favorite quips in all of finance has to be, “Hope is not a strategy.” This Wooden quote fits in with it nicely.   It will suck. It will be hard. There will be opportunities.  So be prepared.  And that means … Continue reading Don’t Hope, It’s For People Who Aren’t Prepared

Podcast Of The Week: Will Storr On Status Games

Will Storr made an appearance on Making Sense with Sam Harris to discuss his book, The Status Game. I already riffed about this episode here, but I really do believe understanding status in interactions is one of the most critical elements in understanding any business. Any. Business. How they work with customers, why customers work … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Will Storr On Status Games