As a leader, how do you become a better leader? If you’re like me, you probably read a lot of books, listen to podcasts, and attend a few conferences. But one of the best ways to grow is to ask other leaders questions.
The Science of Reading
Even if you don’t consider yourself a “reader,” you read all the time. Signs, instructions, articles, bills, blogs, newspaper headlines and grocery lists all depend on literacy. Literature is the icing on the cake. Reading permeates so much of our lives, and yet human civilization has only been literate for a tiny sliver of our […]
3 Non-Physical Benefits to Running
We all know the physical benefits to running. However, people who don’t run, often miss the non-physical ones. Here are three.
7 Suggestions for Asking More Powerful Questions
When I started in my career, the key to success was having the right answers. Now it’s more about having the right questions.
The One Thing That Separates the Successful from the Unsuccessful
People often ask me how I’ve been able to build a successful business that’s doubled every year for the last three years. I had similar wins in the corporate world. I was able to set some audacious goals and beat them again and again. This has been a pattern for me professionally, but I have […]
What I Learned About Leadership from a Low Ropes Course
I love reading books on leadership. But as helpful as these are, they are not the same as doing something together with a team. Here are seven lessons I learned about leadership from a low ropes course.
The 3 Benefits of Playing Full Out
Most people play it safe by holding back. A precious few take the plunge and play full out. As a result, they experience three significant benefits.
My Advice to New Graduates
The last question Dean Bradford of Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management asked me was this: “What two things would you say to our students, particularly those who are graduating and about to enter the workplace?” I gave him the two answers he requested, but, upon further reflection, I would like to add a third.
How to Read a Non-Fiction Book
When I read a non-fiction book, I typically practice these ten disciplines. They help me get more out of the books I read and insure that I retain the information longer.