Career Growth, Leadership, & Strengths

During the past few months I've devoured several books on the Enneagram, an ancient spiritual road map that helps a person grow lighter and gain clarity once they've owned their lingering darkness and confusion. As I've read, I've captured dozens of pages of insights in my...

I recently embraced a "new” personal brand statement: I help others (beginning with myself) to grow happier in their careers. What I love about my evolved brand is how aligned it is with my personal value system. I get the greatest satisfaction in life when I...

I've "skinnied down" my listing of favorite books to recommend, with the intention of providing suggestions on books to prioritize first in each category, followed by books to consider when you're ready to go deeper. As I've written many times before, I love to read...

Here's some unsolicited advice for you: Don't grovel. You're better than that. Wondering if you're groveling or on the verge of groveling? Take note of your thought stream. Are you actively or mentally preparing yourself to practically beg people to like you, listen to you, recognize...

To learn is to live! I devote most of my personal and professional learning energy into books and podcasts, but I also have some favorite online resources. These sorts of curated lists evolve over time, but as of February 2019 these are my favorites. Contact...

Technological disruption (think Big Data, algorithms, and biotechnology such as Artificial Intelligence aka AI) is changing economies, industries, individual companies, and specific jobs at breakneck speed. Can a person who still has decades of work ahead of them possibly keep up? I believe there are six...

As you ponder your obligatory 2019 "New Year Resolutions," consider a helpful alternative from Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week. In his latest newsletter, Ferriss advises readers to  embrace a “past year review," or "PYR," instead, which he asserts is "more informed, valuable,...

Liberal, well-read men: What are you doing with your "down-time?" Listening to podcasts is a great way to fill chunks of time spent in the car, commuting on the train or bus, hanging out in the airport while your flight is delayed, working out at...

Liberal, open-minded men: What have you read lately? 2018 gave us a record number of women getting elected to higher offices. It also gave us some incredible books that will help generations of women for years to come, as women and their male allies continue...