We Always Have Choices

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Reading time: 1 min.When faced with adversity at work, we have three choices. We can leave, we can stay and help change the offending things, or we can stay and change how we respond to those things so that they no longer offend. All three options are possible. All will work and create more freedom, happiness, and growth. […]

Gobsmacked 

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Reading time: 1 min.If we could see how good it’s going to be, we’d be gobsmacked. If we could act today as if it all was already here, the gobsmacking would happen much sooner. Enjoy the ride, mes amis.   In your corner, Mike   Today’s photo credit: Pai Shih Happy Running Puppy via photopin (license)

Hold Out the Possibility

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Reading time: 1 min.A person may or may not improve as we wish they would. But which is more likely to inspire them to change: trusting that they will improve or worrying that they won’t? Hold out the possibility, good leader.   In your corner, Mike   Today’s photo credit: Natalia Medd Unsaid via photopin (license)

A Deep Insight

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Reading time: 1 min.It can look like complaint, frustration, withdrawal, fear, defensiveness, anger, worry, guilt, pushing, or avoiding. No matter. If anything has led you to believe that you are separate, above, below, isolated, or disconnected from any and all others, please–please–look again. The deep-down insight here is that, despite appearances, all of us are intimately connected. We […]

We Can Always

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Reading time: 1 min.When faced with big or continuous obstacles, we can say, “I can’t,” “This is impossible,” “That’s not the right process,” “There’s something wrong with me/you/them/it,” “Maybe someone else will figure it out.” “It’s not my fault.” “You can’t make me.” “You gotta take the bull by the horns,” “The early bird gets the worm,” “I’m […]

How to Have Simple and Effective Processes

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Reading time: 1 min.Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. –Albert Einstein Our companies thrive when we have the simplest possible systems, processes, and policies. Anything too simple would be incomplete and cause confusion and waste. Anything too cumbersome will slow us down. How, then, would we put Einstein’s advice into practice? It’s simple, […]

Scary, Isn’t It?

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Reading time: 1 min.The scary thing about being a leader is that, for any real change to happen, we have to be the first ones to change.   In your corner, Mike PS: Vulnerability. Dang.   Today’s photo credit: hehaden Gorgeous George via photopin (license)

No Psychology Required

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Reading time: 1 min.We can get into trouble trying to analyze people whose behaviors confound us. We humans are complex; even the experts stumble trying to figure out people’s personalities. More important: the more we focus on what (we think) is wrong with them, the more they will get stuck there. To get people unstuck, let’s instead take […]

Hafta Versus Gonna

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Reading time: 2 min.There’s a fundamental flaw that makes all time (or task) management awful. When we think about time management, we make the unwitting assumption that we “hafta” do, dump, delegate, or do later all the tasks that come our way. “I hafta answer that email. I gotta give Margie that feedback. I need to lose 5 […]