Category: Personal Growth

The Nashville Experience Interview

I recently sat down with Corey Webb of “The Nashville Experience” to tell my entrepreneurial story.  You can listen to the interview here.

The Pursuit of Balance

Last fall, I had the privilege to share my thoughts on living a “balanced” life with a group of entrepreneurs.  You can watch the video here:

Introversion Defined

I recently had a conversation with someone in which I suggested that I thought she was an introvert.  She replied “well, I used to be shy, but I’m not really that way anymore”. I think a lot of people make

First World Problems

I have a friend who has spent a significant amount of time living and working in a third- world country. Often, when I’ve taken an opportunity to complain or show frustration over some relatively trivial problem, such as the Bluetooth

Relationships Matter

What is the value of a single piece of information without any context? Knowing that the answer is “three”, without any other relevant information is useless. Even with a label, such as miles, dollars, or customers, you still don’t have

Learning How to Juggle

If you ever talk to a juggler, ask them how they learned to do it.

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Know Who You Can(‘t) Trust

I recently worked with a staff member at one of my clients who described how he used a certain phrase to essentially manipulate his boss. Later in that week, I caught him using that same phrase with me. I was

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Top 5 E-mail Mistakes

E-mail has become an integral part of doing business, but many people still get it wrong. Here are five common mistakes that limit the effectiveness of e-mail communications:

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Good Leadership Requires Development

Some people are “natural leaders.” But just like any skill or talent, leadership must be exercised and developed to reach its full potential. There are plenty of naturally talented football players, but no one plays in the NFL without practice,

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Management is a Skill, not a Step

Most “career paths” show senior employees moving into management positions. But management is a skill of its own, not an extension of being good at a particular job. Just because a person is the senior member of a team does

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