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

Will 2014 herald the end of the $9.99 deal?

Like many of us during the holidays, it was hard to escape the shopping frenzy stimulated and supercharged by big  BLOW OUT SALE banners,  provocative advertisements touting Deals of the Year, and creative promotions supported by huge discounts. Popular media reported breathlessly how salivating consumers braved inclement weather, traffic snarls, aggressive crowds, pesky relatives, and overworked sales staff to buy, buy, and then buy more some more. For decades, consumer brands … Continue reading Will 2014 herald the end of the $9.99 deal?