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Credit and recognition is over-rated

Never been a fan of getting credit and recognition — it makes me uncomfortable for a simple reason that I ain’t no one-person island. Every little or big achievement I’ve had wouldn’t have been possible without those unsung heroes, be it my parents, classmates, peers, acquaintances, superiors, and even those with evil intentions.  Most people […]

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Delivery Happiness, Forever

Tony Hsieh’s passing is a sad day for those who study, admire and practice leadership. He was quiet, humble, unassuming, kind, generous, billionaire, philanthropist, and had changed the world with Happiness as a business model.  I first read about Tony in a Wikipedia entry about Zappos in the mid-2000s. Later in 2010, his book “Delivering […]

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The not-so-obvious ways to have a more in-depth conversation with anyone

I rarely peruse through the New York Times for management and leadership insights. Not that I don’t expect any from their incredible panel of award-winning journalists, but the idea of finding a useful piece (for me) amidst all that content feels like an arduous task. Every once in a while though, I bump into something […]

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The age old debate: quantity or quality?

I loved this story from James Clear’s post on [Why Trying to Be Perfect Won’t Help You Achieve Your Goals (And What Will)]. It might spark an argument depending on which school of thought you belong to. Nonetheless, let’s dive into the story:  On the first day of class, Jerry Uelsmann, a professor at the […]

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No or yes?

I love this bit from Jason Fried and David H. Hansson’s book “It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work.”  No is easier to do, yes is easier to say. No is no to one thing. Yes is a no to a thousand things. No is a precision instrument, a surgeon’s scalpel, a laser beam […]

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My To-do list for 2021

As an executive coach, I will be the first person to tell you that the world of coaching is following internet marketers’ footsteps. It is not that anything’s wrong with that, but we need to understand that people are oversaturated and oversold with the same tactics used repeatedly. Here’s a typical formula: Create content – […]

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Coaching Leadership

Please, don’t make the other person meditate!

One of the biggest mistakes I made last week was to attend a peer-to-peer coaching session that was open to all. I didn’t see any option that required me to validate my coaching credentials. So, if you’re interested in “coaching” someone, just sign-up and you will be “matched” with someone to coach and be coached. […]

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Knowing leads to doing

Think of any writer, artist, athlete, filmmaker, a leader that you admire, and you will notice how deeply they’ve studied the writers, artists, movie directors, and leaders of the yesteryears. It’s their understanding of what’s come before that gave them the insight, context, and perspective to establish a platform for themselves. There’s a reason why […]

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Attachment Is Optional

I’ve been re-reading Seth Godin’s The Practice (as you can tell from few of my most recent posts) for the third time since it was launch last month. It’s one of the best books on creativity I’ve read in the past ten years. And if you haven’t bought it yet, you should. The ideas will […]

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Tips and tricks for creators by Seth Godin

Here’s a round-up of fantastic tips and tricks from Seth Godin’s latest masterpiece, The Practice, that you should, well, practice every day.  Now, it’s not for everyone, particularly the wannabes or people who want to “try” things out. There aren’t any shortcuts. I believe each of the 15 tips below will test your commitment to your craft […]