The truth is, productivity is fairly simple, in theory. So why is it so hard to be productive?
I’m coming to the overall conclusion that I’m not nearly as brave as I like to think I am. Here’s how I’ve found everyday courage in my life, and how you can too.
Four hard, messy, difficult, useful questions to sit with and reflect upon in order to get the most out of your year.
How helpful is too helpful? How much giving is too much giving? How much taking is too much taking? It’s hard to find the right balance, here’s a path to that balance.
In organizations, things are more ambiguous. Often you’re not entirely clear about your role, expectations placed on you, your expectations of others, the rules, the standards, the context, the point, and what success looks like. Here’s how to help establish clarity.
Sure, we’ve all mastered Mostly Listening or Kind Listening or Appear To Be Listening. But Actually Listening? Not so easy. Here’s how to be a great listener.
This was the book I’ve come closest to abandoning. It’s taken me more than three years, at least four false starts, and a certain amount of head-banging despair to finally get here. Here’s how I didn’t give up.
Everything changes when you realize that their brain, your brain, everyone’s brain is asking itself one simple question five times every second: Is it dangerous for me here? Here’s how to make sure the answer is “no,” and convince people to be with you, not against you.