Many people invest a good deal of time making new year’s resolutions.Read More
Strategic Discipline Blog
Ten years ago today I was in the middle of spending 7 months in a hospital, hoping to survive Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Memorial Day came early that year, and I wrote a blog at home since I was given a reprieve and allowed to spend time at home for the holiday weekend. You can read it Brand Ideals - A 400% ROI - Identify Your Competitive Advantage.Read More
IIn 2012 I spent 8 months in the hospital battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia. For the past 6 years, I’ve been writing a book about my journey and miraculous recovery.Read More
“Happiness is a direction, not a place.” -Syndey J. Harris
“Without a purpose any problem is too big.” Ernest C. Wilson, The Week that Changed the World.
Thanksgiving is just two days away. The holiday means this will be my only blog this week. I thought instead of providing Liz Wiseman’s Growth Summit presentation on Rookie Smarts I’d take a chapter from your previous book Multipliers and send a message on thankfulness.
Give and Take by Adam Grant offers insight into three types of people: givers, takers, and matchers. The book describes characteristics of each type, yet cautions that while giving, taking, and matching are three fundamental styles of social interaction, the lines between them are not always hard and fast. You can actually shift between one style of reciprocity style as you navigate across different work roles and relationships. At work the vast majority of people develop a primary reciprocity style. This is how you approach most of the people most of the time. The research discovered your primary style can play as much a role in you success as hard work, talent and luck. (That is if you believe in the latter!)
You may have heard the story on how trainers get an elephant to remain tied to a stake. Even though an elephant has enough strength to easily remove the stake, due to the training received when they are young they’re unable to realize they can get free. View the video on the right for the full story.