For most of my career I was unaware of the potential value of HR. This all changed about two years ago. As is the case for many things, this happened d…
At the risk of sounding like some sort of motivational speaker, here’s what I believe to be true: failure is a choice. Well, at least my definition of …
One of the common reasons for people to disengage at work is not feeling appreciated. People phrase this problem in various ways: not feeling seen, not…
A while ago I found my old wallet.dat file. I had it backed up, unencrypted on my old dropbox account. wallet.dat is a file used for Bitcoin that holds…
I don’t consider myself a risk-taker. Far from it. Nevertheless, I’m going to attempt to talk you into taking more risk. Managed risk. It’s for the gre…
Wikipedia: Cynicism is an attitude characterized by a general distrust of others' motives. A cynic may have a general lack of faith or hope in people m…
“All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” — Blaise Pascal When I first moved into a management position, I…
One of the fun aspects of working on the ”No More” book is that I get to look at stuff I wrote some time ago, rework and sometimes completely rethink i…
Writing about the detrimental effects of rewards in No More Rewards, one thing kept nagging at me. A few weeks earlier we had held a virtual conference…
Let me start with an announcement. It’s finally happening, I’m writing a book. It is still very much a work in progress. However, the working title is …
“It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do. We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” ― Steve Jobs Every boo…
Think of the three people in your organization that you consider your top performers. The three people that if they’d tell you they’d quit, they would …