Deep Thoughts for Thanksgiving?
This blog was originally published on http://www.leader193.com on November 22, 2017. Nope, not today. The only deep thought for now is why it’s so hard to remind myself of these things everyday: I have a hernia I need fixed, I can’t straighten my left arm all the way, I don’t have feeling in two fingers…
365 Days @36.5 Degrees: Mistakes, Incremental Behavioral Change, and Success
The initial stages of my 365 days @ 36.5 degrees journey started just like everyone else who begins something with the goal of self-improvement. I was motivated and inspired and tackled the task with gusto. Then one day right before bed I realized I had forgotten to take an ice bath. So, I went down…
What If I Don’t Love My Job?
This blog was originally published on http://www.leader193.com on November 5, 2017. I read an inspiring article recently about a young NBA basketball player who told the story of the first time he met Michael Jordan many years earlier. The young player recalled how Michael Jordan explained that to be a great basketball player you had to truly…
Two Reasons Why Companies MUST Invest in Employee Development
This blog was originally published on http://www.leader193.com on October 27, 2017. Hiring employees into executive leadership positions is not always a crap shoot. Sometimes the perfect person comes along, who is a perfect fit for the job, who is committed and motivated, and is a great leader. The other 99% of the time we hope…
4 Reasons Why Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone Will Make You a Better Leader
This blog was originally published on http://www.leader193.com on October 3, 2017. If you are pretty sure you tend to act outside of your comfort zone I have some bad news…you probably don’t. The reality of facing a situation that is outside your comfort zone will hit you like a bucket of ice water in the…
365 Days at 36.6 Degrees: Incremental Change in the Wrong Direction
In my recent 365 Days @36.5 Degrees blog, “Mistakes, Incremental Behavior Change, and Success”, I discussed how positive change (with the help of cold exposure!) comes incrementally. However, if you take the time occasionally to view your efforts from a 30,000 ft. view, your progress will look and feel greater because small daily improvements eventually look…
Is Variety the Spice of Life…and Leadership?
Sometimes it is good to simply ponder a question and see where it leads you. Today is one of those days. I am a firm believer in process, hence my book and leadership curriculum “The Process, Art, and Science of Leadership”. I believe process gives a firm direction and allows for flexibility and conscious adjustments.…
365 Days @ 36.5 Degrees: “There’s just no time!”
I will never forget it. Navy SEAL training circa 1993, aka BUD/S. For all the ways BUD/S trips up the SEAL candidates, it is actually pretty structured. We generally knew the schedule for the day and could prepare as appropriate, mentally, physically, and emotionally. Except that day! It was a standard two-mile ocean swim, which…
Planning For Fatigue
This blog was originally published on http://www.leader193.com on September 27, 2017. “Rather than giving in to the sensation of fatigue, snipers make sure they take deep breaths to oxygenate their brains and look at the way they feel as part of the problem to be solved. This distancing, the dissociative element that snipers develop as…
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