Possibilities VS Probabilities

Have you led meetings where there were too many “ideas” from your team? That you couldn’t land on a decision without disappointing someone? That you wondered if you were too “democratic?” Here is an approach to lead through this. Often when we discuss strategies and actions, we tend to focus on what’s possible:  What are… Continue reading Possibilities VS Probabilities

How To Strengthen Mental Mobility – The Skill to Get Unstuck and Move Forward

My client Andrew runs a F&B group. He was trained as a chef. He opened his own restaurant 10 years ago, and now he owns a group of restaurants. In the span of 10 years, he went from someone who had to deal with avocados and spatulas to someone who how had to deal with… Continue reading How To Strengthen Mental Mobility – The Skill to Get Unstuck and Move Forward

The Mechanism of Small Goals In Skill Building

Say if you want to learn to bake, you won’t begin with a flaming baked Alaska. You start with the humble cookie. Or if you want to complete a marathon, no one in the right mind would try to complete all 42 KM in their virgin run. But why? What is going on here? The… Continue reading The Mechanism of Small Goals In Skill Building

Coaching Superstars

What is the #1 challenge of founders/leaders I work with? Help superstars break through. High performing superstars plateau too. They stall at the edges of their will and abilities too. They need help too. How do we make the best of the best better? 1. Superstars grind different Superstars learn, practice, and persevere differently. You… Continue reading Coaching Superstars

The Flywheel of Intrinsic Performance

Dear founders, business owner, bosses, To max out the potential of your team, apply the “Flywheel Effect” in your people. This concept is developed in the book “Good to Great.”  A flywheel is a heavy revolving wheel used in large machines. It is difficult to push from a standstill, but once it starts spinning it… Continue reading The Flywheel of Intrinsic Performance

The Leadership Skill We Should All Hone

More often than not, confusion roots in somebody not saying something that needs to be said, or not saying it in a way that can be heard. Jerry Colonna I believe the leadership skill that every leader should hone is relating. Consider books. Thousands of books are written on a topic, and thousands more are… Continue reading The Leadership Skill We Should All Hone

I Am Not A Natural Leader (And That’s Great)

“Do not envy those who seem to be naturally gifted.” I am a slow learner and am socially very awkward. Back in college, I was the concert master of the school orchestra. I was very uncomfortable under the spot light. During our first performance, I decided to tilt my head sideways the entire time I… Continue reading I Am Not A Natural Leader (And That’s Great)

Don’t Just Give the Why: Give Context.

Don’t just give the why. Give context instead. It’s a more useful leadership skill. Why? Well, often we need to move goalposts in order to get after the why. Giving context is a good way to justify goalposts moving to our teams. What’s the difference between giving the why vs giving context? When we explain… Continue reading Don’t Just Give the Why: Give Context.

Don’t Ask “How Do You Prefer to Receive Feedback?”

What’s the best way to tell someone they are doing a shxtty job? Some say a good way is to ask, “How do you prefer to receive feedback?” This doesn’t work, because most people would just answer “give it to me straight.” “Give it to me straight” is the “right” answer. Think about it. Who… Continue reading Don’t Ask “How Do You Prefer to Receive Feedback?”