Random Tips

What’s useful or inspiring today? Try a random walk through the Tips.

a strawberry


We have a word that describes something that cannot be described with words: ineffable. (Funny, isn’t it?) Here are some examples of ineffable things: the taste of a strawberry, love, and the knowing or sense…
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Leadership is Hard. Let’s Go!

If you don’t like choosing between horrible and cataclysmic,  don’t become a CEO. -Ben Horowitz No, we leaders (not just CEO but at all levels, with or without a title) are not gluttons for punishment.…
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Just as a single fleck dropped into a supersaturated solution creates awesome results, it takes just a spark of optimism to turn everyone toward possibility, progress, and profound success. Be that spark, leader.   In your corner, Mike  …
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A Real Pain in the Assumption Biases when Hiring

Bias in hiring is not limited to discrimination against people belonging to specific groups or having certain traits. We must also watch for assumption biases. Without careful thought, we may select people based on hidden…
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How To Compete and Win-Win

A commitment to win-win is one of four key components of success. And going for win-win does not mean we avoid competing in the market. It does not mean we capitulate. It does not mean…
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Meaning of it All and the Poet

At work, at home, and in general, we sometimes need to know the meaning of it all. (So, here goes…) We walk through the apparently very real, engrossing, confusing, and painful-and-pleasureful landscape of life. As we do,…
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