Most people’s handwriting show that doing something mindlessly, a million times over, does not yield improvement unless you actively try to improve. So what makes us think that we can improve the way we lead just by leading mindlessly a million times over? Leadership is a set of specific techniques that can be mastered through… Continue reading Handwriting and Leadership
What makes a professional musician different from an amateur? What makes a professional nanny different from an amateur (like me)? Is it the skills? The experience? The DNA? Joe Hisaishi (久石讓), composer of the music of movies such as “My Neighbour Totoro” and “Spirited Away,” considers a pro as … 1️⃣ Professionals learn how to… Continue reading Are You A “Pro”?
This week’s #bossbetter theme has been “connecting the dots,” an idea Steve Jobs shared in his famous commencement speech. I loved it. Isn’t great to believe that destiny will always somehow be on our side? When I looked back, dots did connect:– I spent about a year as a recruiter. I had to interview at… Continue reading There Are No Dots To Connect
I love what I do because I get to have invigorating conversations with my clients. But this is a looming threat. I don’t think I am growing. My clients self-select. These are folks who understand the value of coaching. They are people who are willing to pay to get yelled at … They are committed… Continue reading Can I Coach Losers?
Here is the thing. Nobody expects “10 Quick Tips To Play Violin At Carnegie Hall.” Violinists spend hours perfecting their craft. There is no shortcut to great art. The same is true for leadership. Nobody should expect “10 Quick Tips To Lead at Apple.” Leadership takes hours of practices to master. There is no shortcut… Continue reading 10 Quick Tips To Lead at Apple … ?