The Discipline of High Performers

I love former Navy Seal, Jocko Willink's personal mantra: "Discipline equals freedom." The development of and rigorous attention to discipline in every area of our lives is the difference-maker when it comes to succeeding or failing. Through out the resolutions and instead, start by developing discipline around one small activity. It's contagious.

By | 2017-01-03T09:13:25+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Career, Just One Thing|0 Comments

Fight Inertia

Recognizing the need to change something in your life or career is an essential first step. Breaking the bonds of the inertial forces that keep you tethered to the status quo is the hard part.

By | 2016-10-22T17:10:58+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Career, Just One Thing, Leading Change|0 Comments

Just One Thing—Dream Big and Then Fight Like Heck

Our goals and big dreams often are rudely shoved out of the way in favor of the urgent issues of life as well as those activities we deem more easily achievable. Some are abandoned due to the mirage of size and complexity. “It’s too big for me to accomplish.” Or, “I’m not sure how I would even get started.” We make excuses for ourselves, mostly, because we don’t know how to fight what author Steven Pressfield calls resistance.

By | 2016-10-22T17:11:05+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Career, Just One Thing|1 Comment

Just One Thing—Think Big(ger)

I confess to having cultivated a strong affinity for Big Thinkers in my advancing years as an executive. The flip-side of this growing affinity is my creeping impatience and dismissal of small thinkers. Given the scale and scope of the challenges in our world and in our industries and firms, small thinkers are a drag on the drive to change. And yes, life and our careers are too short to think small.

By | 2016-10-22T17:11:05+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Just One Thing, Leadership, Leading Change|0 Comments

Just One Thing—The Future of Work Now Arriving

From radically changing business models to rampant creative destruction driven by digitization and globalization to a world where ideas are the primary form of capital and the purveyors of ideas move freely through this friction-free environment (think: gig economy), this emerging world of work and career has little resemblance to the one of even a mere decade-ago.

By | 2016-10-22T17:11:06+00:00 November 6th, 2015|Career, Just One Thing|0 Comments