Radical Candor, Meaningful Conversations

Radical Candor is an overlooked asset in creating high-performance teams when that candor is built upon a foundation of trust. 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,… 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

Talent Code Applied

Talent Code is where Daniel Coyle describes deep learning through short repetitions and feedback loops. I have applied this approach in coaching sports and in business. An interview with Tim Ferriss is included at the end of The Art of Learning – An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance by chess and Tai Chi world champion… 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