I recently found a notebook from one of the busiest periods of my professional career. It contained my daily to-do lists along with notes from the meetings I attended, right around the time I was trying to build and launch an online learning platform for more than 30,000 students - on top of maintaining my… Continue reading Give yourself the gift of FOCUS.
It's fun to play Santa and dole out generous year-end bonuses and raises. But what if your sack is a bit light this year and instead you feel like the Grinch? Been there, done that. It's never fun to tell someone - ESPECIALLY great performers - that there's just not money to reward them. And… Continue reading Been there, done that: Telling an employee he isn’t getting a raise.
I'll admit: I'm a bit of a reflection nut. For me, life seems most meaningful when - rather than just floating through tackling the day-to-day - I make time to step back and reflect on my path. While I'm not as extreme as Socrates ("the unexamined life is not worth living"), I do tend to… Continue reading One habit to launch a great new year: pause and reflect.