The Birthday Edition

The Birthday Edition

Some reflections as I turn one year older.   🥳 How I celebrated: One of the benefits of getting older is knowing what you do and don’t like and making more choices around that knowledge. Historically, I did not like planning birthday parties. But this year, I...
The High-Performer’s Dilemma

The High-Performer’s Dilemma

I believe 2021 will be a turning point for high performers in the workplace… if we let it. High performers typically work long hours (70+ hours a week), set high standards for their work, and are highly self-motivated. Since the pandemic started and we’ve...
A Eulogy to Mister Rogers

A Eulogy to Mister Rogers

Remembering a TV legend, a true pioneer, and a radically original content creator who might be the best example of healthy leadership that we have. – Dear Mister Rogers, – 18 years ago on this very day, you passed away from stomach cancer. When the news...
Being Exceptional is Overrated

Being Exceptional is Overrated

This is a public service announcement. I officially give up on trying to be exceptional in my career and everything I do. That kind of self-inflicted pressure got me to where I am, but it won’t get me to where I want to go next. So I hereby say good-bye to my...