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Perfectionism: The Micromanaging Boss

Perfectionism: The Micromanaging Boss

As a CEO, entrepreneur and card-carrying perfectionist, I have to sidestep daily the trap of being the greatest pirate of the perfectionist seas—a micromanaging boss. I’m not the only one. But I’m keenly aware that the feeling of being constantly undercut by someone...
Creating a Personal Strategy for Relational Energy

Creating a Personal Strategy for Relational Energy

As a communicator, one of the best questions that was ever asked about my preparation process was: How are you managing your energy? Up until that point, I’d spent most of my time focused on crafting great content and visuals versus paying much attention to how I was...
Corporate Envy

Corporate Envy

I recently came across a new book with a title that really caught my attention. Love Your Life, Not Theirs, written by a woman named Rachel Cruze. It addresses the idea that one of the primary reasons people take on so much debt in their lives is their tendency to...
4 Keys to Creating a Value Culture

4 Keys to Creating a Value Culture

As the mechanic handed me my bill, I realized that all of this could have been avoided if I would have paid attention and valued a small but important part of my car. During the previous week, my car was making an abnormal sound, but I wrote it off. Eventually, the...
Powerful Habits of Mentally Strong People

Powerful Habits of Mentally Strong People

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer before freshman year, when cadets go through a rigorous program called “Beast.” Beast consists of extreme physical,...
Leadership Shouldn’t be a Grind

Leadership Shouldn’t be a Grind

I really enjoy golfing, though I’m not very good at it. But even if I were a fantastic golfer, I wouldn’t want to do it professionally. Most of my friends think I’m crazy. “How could you not want to get paid lots of money to play golf on beautiful courses around the...