We were setting up the quarterly trade show, where hundreds of buyers would come and review the newest sneakers and apparel. We rented a convention centre, littered the rooms with life size posters of Marion Jones and Roger Federer running, swinging. Sneakers were displayed on beige panels. Mannequins that had 6 pack abs wore tight… Continue reading A Director Dragged Me Out Of The Room
As a Bruce Lee worshiper, I use his teachings to approach my work life. 1st, Bruce Lee on “correct posture🥋:” Correct posture 1 = To be “mechanically favorable for the next move:” What does “favourable” mean in the people, systems, and processes of my business? How agile are they? Which of those can I afford… Continue reading How Bruce Lee’s Correct Posture Help Me Lead
Boss, what is your “signal to noise” ratio? Do you tend to focus or distract your team? We are all familiar with the typical distractions …– Boss’ rants– Drawing attention to ourselves– Derailing the agenda with poorly timed statements – “Let me jump in.”– Asking your team if they have liked your #bossbetter LinkedIn posts There are… Continue reading Are You Distracting Your Teams?
I am a sales. I never felt comfortable admitting it, until recently. I have been binging podcast episodes from REVEAL by Gong. I get to listen to people geeking out on end of quarters chants, targets love stories, pipeline witchcrafts, leads magic, sales cycles hacks, and “revenue pros’” folklores. I love it. Sales is interpersonal.It is… Continue reading Sales – Underrated
“Where do you want to be in 5 years?” Could I answer “I don’t want to be in management, because I prefer spending all my time researching and supporting, instead of leading?” (#truestory) Not really. If I said that, it would be an uphill battle to convince my boss to invest in me, to vouch… Continue reading Our Choices In The Corporate Rat Race
I have met curious folks that remained merely curious. I have met boring folks that were extremely skilled at being curious. Some say, creativity is more than just being curious. It is the capacity to be puzzled and annoyed. It is the ability to probe and ask useful questions. It is the doggedness of staying… Continue reading Practice Curiosity
“Fuxk you guys, do whatever you want. You’re responsible!” Yelled Jobs after he let the team make iTunes available to Windows. *1 “This is a fuxking insult to everything I’ve done at this company … Get out of my office you two jerks!” Said Bill Gates after he let the XBOX team develop its own… Continue reading Lose Our Shxt At Work?
“Beautiful things grow out of shit.” We forget that. We forget that the first iPhone prototype looked like shit. We forget that Da Vinci created so much crap that he was notorious for not finishing his work. Jony Ive put it the best – “ideas are fragile, almost by definition.” They are fragile because they… Continue reading Beautiful Things Grow Out of Shit
Elon Musk said we should spend less time in meeting rooms with PowerPoint presentations and more time on factory floors and with customers. So many of us loved what he said. So why aren’t more of us doing that? Is it because all our bosses are idiots and dumb business suits? Admit it. We all… Continue reading Musk Said There Were Too Many MBAs
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 🏖