Category: advice

  • A Resume to Kill For

    A Resume to Kill For

    Your resume is quite simply, an advertisement. That makes you Don Draper, and the product you’re pitching is you. I know that’s uncomfortable to some but humility rides the bus. Get your bragging paints on.

  • Why are we yelling?

    Why are we yelling?

    I came across this clip the other day and my chest about caved in. I have two teenage sons and on rare occasions, something happens in the house that seems (in my brain or theirs) to require the volume to be turned up to break through. I hate it. Our hearts aren’t connected in those…

  • What Limitations Do

    What Limitations Do

    I came across a great quote this morning and thought it worth a few words of my own. Hat tip to Leadership Development pro, Kristen Hadeed. She’s an author, TEDx Presenter, and an inspiring person I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and following for years. “Our limitations make space for the gifts of other people.”…

  • We Are Who We’ve Been Waiting For

    We Are Who We’ve Been Waiting For

    About a decade ago I was working a new job where it rapidly became clear that they needed a new everything. You name it, it needed to be overhauled, sourced, replaced, or jettisoned into space. We were going to need to create a property management company from scratch. Without any support of any kind. No…

  • What should I know in 20 seconds?

    What should I know in 20 seconds?

    This is my favorite question when someone hands me something to proofread. Flyer for an upcoming event? Ad for a renewal campaign? Your updated resume? Pitch for a new policy change or capital project? What should be in my brain within 20 seconds of the experience with the thing you made and put in front…

  • Where Winners Spend their 2%

    I don’t know if you remember but for close to a decade, starting around the mid-2000s, people couldn’t shut up about Steve Jobs. This seemed to coincide with the release of the iPhone, YouTube, and social media, which makes sense. All of the content seemed to herald Jobs as Tech-Jesus. The iPod was the second…

  • Intention = Better Improvement

    Intention = Better Improvement

    When people ask me what they can do to move up in their career I ask themwhat they got better at this past year. Oftentimes, the answer is a blankstare. There are certain things we get better at with just routine and repetition.Back in my teenage years, I got pretty sick at spinning a pizza…

  • Radioactive Cats, Communication, and What We Routinely Get Wrong.

    Radioactive Cats, Communication, and What We Routinely Get Wrong.

    We’ve been talking to people from around the country, in various industries, and one result has been remarkable – we barely understand each other. We’re using the same words but mean different things. We expect different common words and pronunciations based on region. But what about a benign word like “invoice” – something you wouldn’t…

  • Hurt People, Hurt People: Oscar’s Edition

    Hurt People, Hurt People: Oscar’s Edition

    Last night, at the 2022 Oscars, Will Smith overreacted to an admittedly lame and toothless joke from presenter, Chris Rock, and nothing has made sense since. I was watching this happen with my youngest son who loves Will Smith. LOVES. We’ve seen the MIB trilogy multiple times, iRobot, hell, even Wild Wild West. He thinks…

  • How to Speak

    How to Speak