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How to 10x Your Potential
March 7, 2016
How to 10x Your Potential

I once worked with a guy who always complained. The plane “left without him” when he was running late. Or his colleague just “was in the right place at the right time” to…

How to Appear Confident (When You Are Not)
March 3, 2016
How to Appear Confident (When You Are Not)

Confidence does matter. A simple show of self-assurance will tell everyone that you know what you are doing and will get the job done. But unfortunately, confidence is…

An Open Letter to Rich Startups
March 2, 2016
An Open Letter to Rich Startups

Can you feel them? The headwinds are starting to blow. The markets are going sideways and barrels of oil are now cheaper than going out to lunch with a close friend.

How to Handle that Awkward Video Interview
February 25, 2016
How to Handle that Awkward Video Interview

That sure is a handsome-looking pup you have there. He looks like a great companion and he is probably a ton of fun to hike with! But when he starts barking in the middle…

Make 2016 Your Year of "No"
February 24, 2016
Make 2016 Your Year of "No"

Saying “no” can be difficult. Follow these tips to zoom in on what you really care about, so you can say "no" to everything else.

34 Disney Quotes That Will Make You a Better Leader
February 22, 2016
34 Disney Quotes That Will Make You a Better Leader

I am fortunate to be a father. It definitely is the most rewarding but also the toughest job I do. One of the great wonders of being a parent is experiencing the world…

How to Solve Your Worst Problem in 15 Minutes
February 18, 2016
How to Solve Your Worst Problem in 15 Minutes

Everyone feels like a fool sometimes when they just cannot solve a thorny problem. You know what I mean — the kind of riddle that keeps you awake at night and invades…

4 Qualities of Great Remote Teams
February 16, 2016
4 Qualities of Great Remote Teams

Remote teams are often better than their all-in-the-office peers. There, I said it. After working for six years on distributed, high-performance teams, it’s the truth.…

The One Thing Every Employer Wants to See On Your Resume
February 11, 2016
The One Thing Every Employer Wants to See On Your Resume

It’s tough out there in the job market. You are elbow-to-elbow with the competition, jostling for attention. To make matters worse, some companies are still hunting for…

Don't Make the Same Mistake Once
February 8, 2016
Don't Make the Same Mistake Once

Ideas have remarkable staying power. And it’s not just the good ones — bad ideas can grow like weeds, like the idea of “failing fast.”

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