How to Decide Like a Bajillionaire

Last week I wrote about Jeff Bezos’ annual letter to shareholders. Most of us in business look forward to reading this missive from the 4th richest person in the world (at last count). He reiterated his philosophy of Day 1 vs. Day 2 thinking, which so far has served him very well. Last week I discussed […] See More

June 12, 2017

The #1 Ingredient for Success: Good Decisions

When it comes to making difficult decisions, conventional wisdom says Trust your gut. Recent research affirms the connection between your gut and your state of mind. Stanford University’s Justin and Erika Sonnenburg write, “The enteric nervous system is often referred to as our body’s second brain. There are hundreds of million (sic) of neurons connecting […] See More

March 8, 2017

Why D- Can Be A Great Grade For Leaders

If there is one attribute guaranteed to slow you down, it’s perfectionism. I’ve been thinking a lot about adaptive leadership lately (like there’s another kind?) and recently reread a Harvard Business Review article from way back in 2010, “Four Lessons in Adaptive Leadership.” Sometimes I need to be reminded of the 70% rule because it’s a great antidote […] See More

January 25, 2017