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‘Just One Thing’

Michael Bungay Stanier and I have been having fun with his new project, the Great Work MBA. In the process, I asked him about what allows any of us to do great work. You’ve now been thinking about “great work” for what, 5 years now? Time flies.  What’s the one thing you now know is  More

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Do you trust in your ability to grow?

Carol Dweck, a widely-regarded Stanford professor of psychology, and I recently sat down to discuss her 20-years of research and insights on what drives growth. Your book, Mindset, is about the growth (vs. fixed) mindset; what have you learned about growth? Knowledge and understanding are socially constructed. This is to say, you are not ever  More

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Your Brand is Exhaust Fume, not the Engine

“How do you manage your brand?” I get asked that question really often, especially at public-venue speaking events. Typically, I sigh. It is not that the question is silly, or the questioner shallow, but because this question itself represents so much of what is stopping all of us from doing work that matters. We talk  More

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The Sure Fire Career Strategy

“I don’t want to be CEO of such-and-such, or an SVP of XYZ.” LinkedIn’s own Krista Canfield and I were doing walkntalk, when she pointed out that today she works at LI telling their stories, a role that didn’t even exist as of a few years ago for a company that didn’t exist 15 years  More

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Putting the Power of Connection to Work

Through onlyness, we celebrate that which only we can bring to a situation. And while it is the starting point of how extraordinary value gets created, it is not the complete picture. To complete the picture, we must understand also that, today, value comes from connected individuals. The most central tenant of the Social Era  More