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Do You Want To Be Provoked?

“Everyone wants to be provoked….They want to be told: you’re great.”— Misti Burmeister Over the past decade, I have interviewed or worked with some of the world’s greatest leaders. Here’s the number one belief they share: greatness...

Dying For Acknowledgment, Literally

Whether you’re in Silicon Valley or on Wall Street – in flip-flops or fancy attire – exhaustion diminishes dreams. In fact, it has even led to suicide for far too many. So, is banning junior bankers from the office at Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Credit Suisse the...

It is human nature to focus on the risks that are not common knowledge, not within our control, and are not well understood by the experts, as brilliantly noted by Morgan Housel in this article. In the vast majority of companies, the most common concerns about...

Why You’re Failing To Engage Me

Many studies, such as this one conducted by Deloitte, clearly demonstrate that employees are overwhelmed, and not engaged. Not engaged? Okay, I buy that. But overwhelmed? They’re underwhelmed, if anything. Sure, maybe they’re overwhelmed with tasks, but they’re vastly...