Are you employed? What do you work on? And WHY do you do this work? Are you there just to get paid, and for no other reason? Are you seeking to achieve and advance? Or does your work fill you with purpose? You can think of your work as any of these three scenarios, according to Dr. Amy Wrzesniewski, a professor of organizational … [Read more...] about Screw Your “Job.” Define Your “Calling.”
“International Happiness Day” is March 20 every year. Which made me think about what makes people happy, and inspired me to create this 58-second video, entitled “Are You Ready To Do What Only You Can Do? Start Now!” Let me know what you think in the Comments section. "The mental piece is the biggest challenge." Business people can learn a … [Read more...] about Are You Ready to Do What Only You Can Do? Start Now!
I grew up in Omaha, but have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1991. When I first arrived here, the biggest Silicon Valley companies were probably Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Oracle…and Apple Computer. Since then, something called “the Internet” has happened, and Bay Area companies (Yahoo, eBay, Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Salesforce, Netflix, … [Read more...] about Latest Innovation Secrets from California
I was honored when Joe Walowski, VP of Alexa at Amazon, recently asked me to conduct a workshop for his global leadership team. Amazon is one of the most intense and successful organizations in the world, so I knew their expectations would be very high for my presentation. Joe requested that I create a 90-minute talk with the theme of … [Read more...] about My Workshop for Amazon’s Alexa Team
Would you like to be happier at work? Would you like to boost the performance of your team at work - whether you're a manager, or an individual contributor? I hope you find this post useful in addressing those questions... 1). Motivate your team. Do NOT demotivate them ; - ) Sometimes the best thing is knowing what NOT to do...and then … [Read more...] about Secrets to Happy, Impactful Teams
Mark Kelly is an awesome young business leader, based in Ireland. He asked me for my best advice on how to build peak performance teams, because I've been working in Silicon Valley for 20 years. We did a video recording for his blog, called "What I Know Now." Watch the entire 20-minute video here. Or, you can skip forward to specific parts of … [Read more...] about I was asked how to build great teams. Here’s what I said.