Which burger would you prefer to eat?

One that says it has 75% less fat or an identical one that says it has 25% fat. Most would choose the one with the 75% less fat.  What’s more is that we might even be tempted to say that it tastes better! Even though we might not be conscious about most of them, we make up to 200 decisions every day just about simple … Continue reading Which burger would you prefer to eat?

Lead with your ideas, not with your title

In December, an article published in Nature described a new advanced alloy. Combining magnesium with ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles, a team from UCLA created a new material that is lighter and stronger than any we’ve known before, opening up the potential for rethinking our next generation aircrafts, cars, space travel, electronics and bio-medical devices.

Reading about the breakthrough made me think that the greatest leaders are in fact, HUMAN advanced alloys. Their combination of intelligence, curiosity, and emotional quotients make them especially strong, quick, and resilient in helping lead teams and organizations in discovering untapped potential and ideas. Continue reading Lead with your ideas, not with your title

Are we becoming Information Rich, but Knowledge Poor

The echo chamber is one of the more surprising evolutions of our connected age. It is defined as a virtual digital-social arena which enables anyone with to present and amplify their views with other like-minded individuals without obstruction. Within this chamber, continuous repetition of these ideas bounce off of and reinforce each other at an exponential pace. The amplitude of the echo grows drowning out non-conforming or dissenting views, tending toward creating a single, potentially polarizing point of view about a specific issue or a topic. Continue reading Are we becoming Information Rich, but Knowledge Poor

Use this simple algebraic formula to become more successful in 2017.

Sometimes leadership lessons come from the most unexpected places. While leadership fads come and go, a few timeless pieces resonate with their simplicity and pragmatism.

One such piece of advice comes from Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) World Champion, Frank Shamrock. It outlines a simple mental model we can all use to become more successful in work, and in life.

According to Mr. Shamrock, we all need a mindset of a plus, a minus, and an equal.

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Choke Point: How to make critical decisions when under pressure

With more attention than ever before on sports and athletic performance, I find myself intrigued by why some athletes are able to consistently perform extraordinarily well under high-pressure while others don’t.  Is it just because they’re more skilled and better trained?  Are they trying harder? Are they taking more (or fewer) risks? Or maybe they just have an innate, God-given gift to make the right … Continue reading Choke Point: How to make critical decisions when under pressure