Tag Archives: action
The problem is that they’re big, and that they’re numbers. Our brains are not capable of thinking about “1,000 people” in a real way, let alone 10,000 or 100,000 or more. We don’t know how take something amazing, or tragic, … Continue reading
It’s easier than ever to discover great new ideas. But I wonder how much better we’re getting at taking meaningful action based on the whirlwind of new ideas we’re now able to find. How often do we receive a link … Continue reading
There’s no half hour longer than the one we spend waiting for something: our table to be ready, the show to start, the gun to go off. We know this when it comes to the small things, but not the … Continue reading
You have two options when you hear this from someone you like and respect. Either you decide that their wisdom, experience and perspective bring something to the decision that you didn’t see, and they are right. Or you decide that … Continue reading
There’s a stage in one’s professional life that is defined by spending our days figuring out right answers. Do this analysis. Value this company. Research this donor. Share your recommended plan of action. This is an important skill to develop … Continue reading
Why yes, that’s on purpose. Did you know that children often need to be exposed to new foods 10-15 times before they’re happy to eat them? Same thing with ideas and action, it turns out.
I recently reread Daniel Goleman’s 1998 Harvard Business Review article on emotional intelligence . Goleman’s research showed that as individuals get more senior in organizations, differentials in performance are a function not of intellect and technical skills but of emotional … Continue reading