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Don’t run from your shortcomings. Embrace ’em.

Shortcomings

The system works like this: fail, fix the failure, fail again, fix that failure, and continue to grow. Oh wait. The system ** should ** work like that. BS and bluster gets in the way. Continue Reading

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We are not our failures, no, but our jobs need more transparency there

We are not our failures

Transparency around the role of failure within organizations is a good thing. Continue Reading

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Research on how to make good choices

Make good choices

We like to isolate psychology around decisions and choices from the execution of work, but we really shouldn’t. Continue Reading

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The “I am a failure” problem of work

I am a failure

Many of us are confused about work and think we’re under-performing, but oftentimes it’s the context and clarity that are failing us. Continue Reading

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A data-backed argument for business failure

Business Failure

Business failure: everyone runs from it and no one wants to be associated with it. But maybe that’s the wrong attitude. Here’s a recent article from Wall Street Journal on the most successful stocks of the past 30 years; Harvard Business Review then invited one of… Continue Reading

Management Skills 101: Failure happens

Failure and management skills

What if we worried less about chasing targets, and spent more time on real conversations about failure and how to grow from it? (As opposed to accusatory shouting about what didn’t happen.) Continue Reading

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On Will Smith and the treadmill success theory

I came across an article on Wharton’s website about whether hiring should be based on gut or data, which is an insanely interesting topic because … well … most organizations spend about half their money going out on salaries and hiring, and… Continue Reading

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Success actually isn’t a good teacher

If you were to line up a bunch of people in any industry, or job, or even family … and then you were to ask them, “Who do you learn from?” … I think most of the answers you’d get would be around… Continue Reading