The Stress You Need

Stress is good for you. The right kind of stress.Until the industrial age, there was practically zero conversation about work-related stress. Work was work. It was hard and necessary.

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Stop hiring for experience?

I'm a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan and love the NFL. Often I use football analogies when explaining Scaling Up. This week's news from the Indianapolis Colts sent shockwaves

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Lessons from the first female fighter pilot

I just got back from a Scaling Up Summit in Denver, where I had the privilege of meeting the first female fighter pilot and Senator, Col. Martha McSally.

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Team Accountability Starts with Personal Accountability

I want to talk about personal accountability. Sexy, right?I think it’s super sexy! It’s about taking responsibility for your life and everything that goes into it. It’s empowering

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What Billionaires Taught Me About Getting Derailed

Let's call them Ron and Steve, two highly successful individuals measured by our societal standards of net worth and attainment of goals. They are both billionaires. Aside from

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Strategic Ignorance

Where are you strategically ignorant in your role?Strategic ignorance intentionally avoids information that can unseat your plans, beliefs, and actions.Here’s an example from a non-business setting. For the

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Social Capital and Double Opt-In Introductions

Social capital is gained slowly over time; therefore, we must be mindful of how we spend it. In my experience, one of the quickest ways to deplete social

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We are our daily practices.

How will the next 90 days be different from your last 90 days? Take a moment to stop and really feel into that. We’re often too damn busy

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What are the 5 dysfunctions of a team?

The "Five Dysfunctions of a Team" is a model developed by leadership expert Patrick Lencioni to describe the common pitfalls that can prevent a team from achieving its

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How are you finding your blindspots?

Throughout my life I've been a "seeker" of sorts. As a child I would disassemble toys to find what made them tick. Science was always my favorite subject

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