Confidence is Comfort

What is confidence? “Accomplishments?” “Successful repetition of any endeavors?” To me, Confidence is comfort: • Comfort in knowing that we are playing a game of progress and not a game of perfection. • Comfort that comes from the accumulation of experiences where I survive my own failures. • Comfort in our own skin. I try… Continue reading Confidence is Comfort

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.

Your Illegal Performance Enhancement Drug

I always thought I ran faster with my new Nike running shoes. Actually, I did. A study* found that participants who were made to believe that they were given Nike Golf clubs, required fewer strokes to successfully complete a golf putt, compared to others who thought they were using clubs by Starter (a cheap ass… Continue reading Your Illegal Performance Enhancement Drug

How You Make Them Feel

“I love you?” He asked.  “I guess not.”  He was respected by many. I found him manipulative.  He was the kind of bosses who would go full-on “Maya Angelou” and preach, “It’s how you make people feel!” Yet somehow, I would always feel good after chatting with him, after being in meetings with him, even… Continue reading How You Make Them Feel

Take Better Breaks 🏖

Yep. This is the kind of #bossbetter stuff I like to work on. How can we hack a 5 minute break so it feels eternally reinvigorating? 𝗕𝗮𝗱 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗽; 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗽Time flies by when you scroll through your social media feeds, or play videogames. This one of the worst traps you can set for your break (and your… Continue reading Take Better Breaks 🏖

2 Uncommon Practices To Present Better

If you are the kind that enjoys mind-tricking yourself, you might find these presentation skill practices useful.  Olympian’s Secret  Michael Phelps was going for the 10th gold medal of his career in the 200-meter butterfly race during the Olympics in Beijing. As soon as he dove in, his goggles started filling with water.  “I dove… Continue reading 2 Uncommon Practices To Present Better

Reality Santa 🎅🏼

Santa is your destiny, at home and at work. When parents trick their kids with the Santa story, all they are trying to do is to bring their children a sense of wonder some fun, and to coerce the kids to obey them by fabricating this elaborated hoax of a deer-domineering bigger old man who… Continue reading Reality Santa 🎅🏼