Difficult decision coming? Here’s a quick and easy way to grab perspective.
Vulnerability, authenticity and awareness expose the kinds of people skills required to lead.
And then, the next morning, woke up to hate it.
To be humble is to be with everyone, to disregard rank, file, or circumstance and to be part of the group. To be teachable is to be vulnerable, to be available for input from everyone. This includes your peers and your subordinates.
This past Tuesday, I sat on a bench at the 9/11 museum in lower Manhattan. This was not my first visit since those ghastly attacks 17 years ago but my first one on an anniversary.
I felt complicit as I watched football this past weekend. I’ve seen the science regarding concussions and CTE. The link is real. Yet, I didn’t turn away.
We carry a constant stream of intent. The majority of this intent is not communicated through our actions. With each act we send signals to the world; some of them positive, some of them negative.
Worrying works; 90% of the things I worry about never happen.
…people remember those who are warm and likeable. You want to be in the right hand column.
I screw up all the time. I make mistakes big and small and when that happens I apologize.
I am constantly listening to my words and rereading my emails on the lookout for things like exaggerations, speaking in absolutes and hedonic bias.
What is bored anymore? Every moment of the day has been made less boring by technology. Don’t like making dinner? Put the TV on while making it. Don’t like waiting in line? There’s always my phone.
I have a favorite research vessel. Launched yesterday, this 423 foot long, 79 foot wide, icebreaking hulled ship is not your average craft.
I don’t always get my attitude right.
I am terrible at celebrating my own wins. More and more I find my accomplishments as checkpoints and the finish line and expectations are just higher and further away.
I really appreciate what Ahren says when he relates to is the fallibility of our decisions.
I landed in San Francisco last Wednesday with a mere ten minutes to make my connection to Seattle.