The Confidence Villains

As leaders seeking to succeed in business,sports or the classroom it is key to find, inspire and develop people to be confident with a mindset to persevere in the face of uncertainty and adversity and ultimately derive energy from the challenge. After completing Katty Kay’s and Claire Shipman’s  inspirational book The Confidence Code, I was… Read More

Radical Candor, Meaningful Conversations

The Harvard Business Review artcile One Out of Every Two Managers Is Terrible at Accountability starts with: “Out of all the things we expect of leaders — taking charge, setting strategy, empowering people, driving execution, you name it — what one single behavior would you guess is most often neglected or avoided among executives? Seeing… Read More

Where to Begin the Journey?

When a new person joins your team, the first impression you make on them sets the foundation for the rest of your journey together. Before you impress upon them your intentions and objectives as a leader, you should first establish with yourself what you believe to be the foundation of such as relationship. See also… Read More

Applying the Talent Code

In Daniel Coyle’s book The Talent Code, he explains how deep learning can occur through doing multiple short repetitions with immediate feedback to build myelin along the neural pathways as we learn and I realized that I have applied this approach in coaching sports as well as in business for years. An interview with Tim Ferriss… Read More

So, you want to be a manager

In developing talent within an organization, there are times where an individual contributor , often one that has excelled as an engineer, may be interested in becoming a manager. Naturally, we want our employees to develop and grow and explore unknowns in their careers, and we want them to set them up for success in… Read More

The Room Where it Happens

As leaders, much of the magic happens in the one-on-one conversations either in the privacy of a physical of virtual room (think Skype or Zoom) or on a walk-about as a more neutral setting and where you also benefit from the energy of being in Motion. These conversations should sometimes be as non-threatening as a… Read More