Every little choice can lead to success – or away from it. You are the sum of your choices, and most things you do during the workday are a choice. I’m not talking about the big decisions – Do I take this job? Should I move to a new city? Am I in the right … Continue reading The Power of Your Choices
Direction, Clarity, Support Click here to watch the video on Direction, Clarity, and Support You can walk through a bookstore or browse on Amazon and see thousands of books about leadership. Go online, and there are literally billions of references. We’re drowning in leadership advice, and it can be daunting to wade through it all. … Continue reading Leadership #2,670,000,001
Got a Minute? We Need to Talk
Click here to see the video for Keep, Stop, Start Use the Magic Feedback Structure: Keep + Stop + Start If you have management responsibility for people, you must give feedback. It’s managerial malpractice if you don’t. People crave feedback. Just like you, they want to get better at their jobs. When you give good … Continue reading Got a Minute? We Need to Talk
Reset the Know-It-All Perspective
The Mindset of “Try It” then “Learn From It”. On the surface, this seems simple, but there’s a lot to it. In this article, I’ll tell you how I think about it, the ways to put it into practice, and the benefits you’ll gain.
Mistakes are Costly – Repairing Them is Priceless
We all make mistakes. It’s our response that counts.
Be More than a Chair
Be the one asking the hard questions
You need a plan. You need to write it down. Don’t believe me? Here are seven reasons why.
You need a plan. You need to write it down. Don't believe me? Here are seven reasons why.
The 11 most important lessons I learned during my 22 years at Microsoft
After 22 exciting and productive years, I decided to retire from Microsoft. In Microsoft tradition, I sent a goodbye email to all of my teammates past and present, my friends, and my family. From: Alex HinrichsSent: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 7:14 AMSubject: I've been busier than a one-legged-man-in-an-***-kicking-contest... I set foot on Microsoft campus in … Continue reading The 11 most important lessons I learned during my 22 years at Microsoft