Stick to the plan

Trying to please everyone when you really don’t want to is a fickle way to try and lead. This leadership style doesn’t actually work. The constant behavior of changing your mind in an effort to [...]

Love comes first

Sam Altman is the President of Y Combinator. It’s one of the most prestigious start-up incubators in the world. It’s been churning out high growth tech companies for years. The advice Sam (and [...]

Closing the gap

What is feedback? It depends on what you’re looking for and why. Feedback is given in a number of situations. You might be a student looking for help. Or an employee wanting to grow. In these [...]

Permission to speak

There is someone in your organization who wants to speak with you. They have thought about this conversation for some time. They have ideas, healthy concerns, and even frustrations that they have [...]

Embarrassed

Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, once said if you’re not embarrassed by your idea when you launched it, then you’ve launched it too late. He has since qualified this by saying that he isn’t [...]

Nothing personal

Showing half finished work can be scary. Most work when it’s inflight can look incomplete and messy. That’s what makes it work-in-progress. However, if we hold on to work too long, until [...]

Assume positive intent

Running a business, delivering projects, and crafting products are three activities that can create conflict or joy, and every emotion in between. Whenever you bring something new into the world [...]