Be Hard On Yourself

Be Hard On Yourself
Imagine you’re in the locker room of the L.A. Lakers the day after a loss to the Denver Nuggets. The team is reviewing the game tape, trying to answer the question: Why did we lose?They reach the end of the footage and each player takes a turn assessing his own performance.NBA super... Read More

What High-Performance Teams Expect from Each Other

What High-Performance Teams Expect from Each Other
Accountability within a team is crucial for reaching optimal performance. But accountability poorly defined can do more harm than good. Effective accountability has two parts: clear, reasonable expectations and constructive consequences. Too often teams have a vague or confused idea of what is fa... Read More

Mental Toughness with Strategic Work

Mental Toughness with Strategic Work
In business, as in life, we often feel trapped in the tension between the “urgent” and the “important.” We might consider the former to be tasks of survival — if we don’t do them, everything will fall apart. The latter are more connected to our ideals and strategic goals — to build the thing we w... Read More

If Strategic Planning Feels like This, You’re Doing it Wrong

If Strategic Planning Feels like This, You’re Doing it Wrong
Generally, people have a baseline understanding that “strategic planning” and “goal setting” are valuable. But when it comes time to do these tasks, it’s not uncommon to feel some reluctance to take the time. There is so much “real work” to do!The truth is, strategic work is the hig... Read More

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