Leadership Development

What 5 movies taught me about life

November 10, 2021
When you leave the movie theater (or shut off the Netflix queue) feeling entertained, Hollywood smiles and pats itself on the back. Feeling inspired by films, however, has more to do with your individual interpretation. Here are five movies I’ve found particularly inspirational in both work and life.

Where to work outside the house

November 10, 2021
So you’re going a little stir crazy. Here are some realistic ideas for spots where you can work, practice social distancing and also keep your money.

How to not wake your Avoidance Monster

November 10, 2021
Commitments often reveal themselves to be more complex or more demanding than we were initially prepared to take on. And then we avoid doing them. And then we feel like a failure. But you can’t half-commit, right? That defeats the whole purpose of a commitment. Or… does it?

Get to know your ego… and love it

November 10, 2021
We all have an ego. It does a lot of great stuff for us. But we shouldn’t always trust that our ego has our best interests at heart. At times it can be an unreliable narrator, creating drama, judgment and suffering. Still, it’s worth working on the relationship.

Leadership Tips, Vol. 1221

November 10, 2021
The more success you find, the more modest you should appear … When a meeting ends, you may be tempted to rush back to your desk … Don’t be afraid to hire the “overqualified” applicant

Walk the line between assertive and aggressive

November 3, 2021
Many of us would like to be more assertive, and not just at work. Joaquín Selva gives concrete advice in an article for Positive Psychology.

Are we all lonely?

November 3, 2021
Feeling lonely or misunderstood happens a lot of the time to a large amount of people—most people, even. Writer Olga Khazan wants us to know that we are not alone in feeling alone.

8 tips for choosing your battles

November 3, 2021
If there’s any given in life, it’s that there are always battles. There’s realistically nothing you can do about that. But that doesn’t mean you have no control.

Consider leading many ‘mini-lives’

October 13, 2021
Writer David Kadavy decided to reveal his dislike of travel in print. He describes how he’s made a habit out of living what he calls “mini-lives,” which he defines by spending a month or more in a different location from where you live and living a life that resembles your normal day-to-day.

‘Where lungs have breath, no limits can exist’

October 13, 2021
Max Calderan’s prowess for extreme exploration earns him a distinction with the likes of Sir Edmund Hillary and Neil Armstrong, and one may even reasonably argue that he’s exceeded them both. But unlike either, the 54-year-old Italian has never had the backing of expert Sherpas or government-funded agencies such as NASA, which makes his storied résumé even more legendary and mythical.