31-year-old Google executive says reading this one book has had a huge influence on her career
As head of product inclusion at Google, Annie Jean-Baptiste works to ensure that the products and services Google offers…Read more
3 principles to building — and keeping — a great relationship with a mentor
I’ve had more mentors than anyone I know. Without a father in my life, I grew up hungry for advice….Read more
Stop Focusing on Work-Life Balance If You Want to Be Successful
Most of us have heard that maintaining a work-life balance comes with a myriad of health and productivity-related benefits: stress reduction, burnout prevention, and more……Read more
Stop Listening to Voice Inside Your Head That Says ‘You Can’t
At some point in your life, when you’ve thought about doing something a little bit bold, a little bit different or a little bit outside of your comfort zone, you’ve probably heard a voice in the back of your head that’s whispered: “What makes you think that you can do this?”Read more
McKinsey Insights | Accountability = account × ability
A brief essay on a misused word.
Clearly, accountability relates to measurement and answerability based on the state of affairs of an individual. This does not mean, however, that accountability is limited to the state of affairs that can be measured by key performance indicators (KPIs).
A 50-year-old CEO shares books he wishes he read in his 30s
11 books — about leadership, success and professional growth from a CEO and leadership coach, that has significantly changed the way he thinks, acts, leads and perceives the world around himRead more
Which Way Do You Run?
When you’re leading a company, it tends to get wired into your nervous system. I used to become physically ill whenever there was something wrong in the company — even if I didn’t know what it was. Even if I couldn’t see it, I could feel it. It wasn’t a pleasant feeling. Most good founders/CEOs that I know have this same, gnarly experience. Unfortunately, feeling it turns out to be the easy part of the job.
The hard part is what do you do when you feel that dread? Do you run towards your fear or do you run away from it?
Bringing Learning to the C-Suite
Companies face a Herculean challenge in today’s fast-evolving work environment. Such is the pace of change that businesses are disappearing more quickly than ever before. If they are to survive, never mind thrive, company leaders must learn to adapt. And here, the operative word is learn.Read more
Stop Listening To People
Everybody’s got something to say about what you do.
People you know, people you love, people you hate. Even people you’ve never met in posts like this one.
They tell you what to do, what to think, what you do right or wrong. How to be better, live your life, and further your career.
But none of the people who tell you what to do know what’s best for you and you should stop listening to them.
Only Do It If You’re Willing To Do It 100 Times
The most successful things I’ve done have one thing in common: I’ve done them at least 100 times.
I came to this realization while publishing the 118th edition of my For The Interested newsletter and it led me to consider a simple question:
What if we only worked on projects we’re willing to commit to doing 100 times?
Mental Models for Career Changes
Career changes are some of the biggest moves we will ever make, but they don’t have to be daunting. Using mental models to make decisions we determine where we want to go and how to get there. The result is a change that aligns with the person we are, as well as the person we want to be.Read more