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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

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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

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The three types of workplace fear

Here’s an article about passive aggressiveness at work (which is something that ideally would have ended in the 1400s), and the author brings up an interesting point near the end. There are essentially three types of fear at work (there are… Continue Reading

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Deep thought: The three things you can’t talk about

Talk about sex, money, and failure

This is something kinda interesting to me, so I thought I’d do a quick post about it. If you really get down to it, there are three things that basically explain life: Sex: This begins it. Failure: This is what you learn from, give… Continue Reading

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How to ID a bad boss: Single point of failure all the time

Single Point of Failure and Managers

Wrote once about the (probably not so) hidden cost of having a bad manager. Here’s another thing I thought of in the car ride back from therapy this morning. The following doesn’t apply to my current manager, but does apply to a bunch of people… Continue Reading