A friend just introduced me to Crossing the Unknown Sea, by David Whyte. Whyte is a poet and – yes – a corporate consultant who writes lyrically and compellingly about identity, meaning and purpose at work.
We often think that inspiring leaders are those who deliver rousing speeches and have larger-than-life personalities. While this might be true in some cases, there are three behaviors every leader can exhibit that are at the heart of inspiration
How can your company become a great company to work for? Years ago, companies that aspired to this focused on the basics – good pay, generous benefits, flexible hours and time off.
What does it take to be a great leader? A quick search online provides the answer: There are exactly 22 qualities (according to a 3/2016 Entrepreneur article). Or is it 9 traits (Inc., 1/2014)? Could it be only 10 qualities (Forbes, 12/2012)?
You’re committed to growing your business. While you see opportunities for organic growth, you realize that organic growth alone requires extensive time and effort. So your mind goes to the other option: acquisitions.
This past weekend Max Verstappen became the youngest ever winner of a Formula 1 auto race. Max is 18. The previous “youngest ever” was 21. Wow.
Racing a 900+ horsepower car on a winding circuit at speeds of over 210 mph seems mighty impressive
Sometimes it’s external factors. Sometimes it’s self-created. Yet every time, it keeps you from pursuing your goals.
Distractibility. Your susceptibility to getting distracted.
There’s no shortage of conventional wisdom about what leaders should do. Here’s some unconventional wisdom
Excellence. In any field of endeavor, excellence requires intense commitment. To go beyond the comfortable, go beyond the convenient. To sacrifice, to push one’s limits.
It’s the same in every team sport. If you effectively attack but can’t defend, you won’t win. And if you vigorously defend but can’t attack, you won’t win.
It’s just as true in business. Either-or won’t do it.
There are few environments as intensely focused on performance, and the factors that drive performance, as the world of athletics.
The unforgiving spotlight on winning and losing, extraordinary pay, and powerful psychological rewards all feed the drive
Yes, baseball season is now upon us and that familiar game-opening refrain will be heard in stadiums near and far.
Which got me thinking about great players, which got me thinking about how great players remain great