Cultivate The Leader Mindset

Last week I wrote about Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal.  Gawande deals with what patients and doctors DON’T want to deal with . . . the inevitability of death. The denial of death often results in brutalizing treatments that make life more painful (and sometimes even shorter) than is necessary, and the denial means people make choices … Continued

A Reading for Leading as Short as a Christmas Elf

Your Key Task on December 11 is . . . to implement Mulhern’s First Law:*  Always Think From Right to Left.  Right, in this case, is December 31.  It is just twenty days away. What do you and your key peeps really want or need to accomplish by then? 8 of those days are holidays … Continued

A Resolution to Change A Life

Happy New Year . . . and to help make it so . . . I will be writing much of this year on the topic that has for three years completely seized my imagination, my research, teaching, client practice, and family life.  Paired Leadership.  Pairs — sometimes pure equals like spouses, co-founders, co-ceos.  Pairs … Continued

Just Reading This RFL is a Waste of Time

Friends, Here’s my Happy New Year’s wish, which is perhaps better seen as an invitation, or a taunt: LEAD YOURSELF to your best year ever.  Absurd?  Audacious? Well, leadership always has an element of audacity to it.  President Kennedy said: we’ll put an American on the moon.  Dr. King saw: the children of slaves and … Continued

Freelancing

Friends, I heard from two Romanians, a Hungarian, Venezuelan, Pakistani, and one American.  I ran an experiment that shed an eerie light on the book that Jennifer and I have coming out in three weeks, and it also reinforced my thinking about the importance of this “Everyday Leadership” I keep writing about. The story:  I wanted … Continued

Coaches and Hard Goals part 2

In the last segment of the show Dan talks about perspective taking and investment. Not investment like money, but our investment with upcoming generation.

Hard Goals,Mark Murphy Part 2

In the second segment Dan learns the “secret” to really achieving your goals, and why short term goals usually don’t work out in the long run.

Hard Goals, Mark Murphy Part 1

In this segment Dan talks with Mark Murphy on his new book “Hard Goals.” Listen to hear how measurable goals are, if they are realistic, achievable, and what kinds of goals work.

Kent Lineback Part 4

In the final segment of the hour Dan and Kent talk about the responsibility to manage your networks, your team and yourself. Hear Kent’s response to “Look, I know what it takes to manage. I just don’t want to do it,” a quote from Sterling Livingston, and the importance behind it, if any.