Are you taking care of your body? After winning his 5th Super Bowl, a reporter asked Tom Brady if he was now ready to wrap up his career at the ripe age of 39. Brady responded that he doesn’t feel 39; in fact, he feels better at 39 than he did at 25 when his body ached regularly. The … Continued
Do you have a positive journaling habit? A key habit that can help us sustain high productivity is a short, daily journal based upon the tenets of high-performance and positive psychology.
Do you set clear boundaries of deliverables for team members at the outset of a project? I call this practice ‘setting the box of action’. Define the box, clarify uncertainties, and then let your team members get to work. As long as the box is large, with plenty of room for flexibility, creativity and ownership … Continued
How do you deal with criticism? When criticised, do you take offence? Ignore? Defend? Where most of us dread or avoid criticism, a better option is to choose to welcome it. View it constructively, as if someone is offering you a gift – a gift that you can choose to accept or decline. Think of … Continued
You can’t control everything that enters your mind, but you can control your reaction. The other day I was walking in the rainy Pacific Northwest.
Effective communication is a key skill for successful leadership. I have put together 5 habits that you can implement right away to improve communication with your team.
When debriefing post success or failure, are you separating your feelings from facts? One of the biggest mistakes we can make while reflecting upon past events is to justify our feelings with emotional reasoning. Just because you feel something, does not make it true. Or, just because something is true, doesn’t mean that your feelings … Continued
Teams take time to gel. Henry Ford knew that before Bruce Tuckman presented his stages of group development: Form. Storm. Norm. Perform.
Nothing holds you back more than early success. Why? You think it should be easy, so you shirk the painful slog required for continued success. It’s not supposed to be easy. That’s why it’s work.
As sports fans, we often celebrate athletes and admire them for their beauty, fame and wealth. But in my experience, I’ve come to know beauty, fame and wealth as toxic goals. These toxic three don’t drive the most successful sports figures. Rather, our heroes’ external success is more often the result of deep athlete-coach relationships and a … Continued