CategoryLeadership

Make Better Decisions

Each day we make thousands of decisions, most sub-consciously. This morning, my wife was struggling to decide whether to have her parents pick up our daughter from school before or after her nap. “I have decision fatigue, you decide,” she said. I have been sequestered in a room with COVID …

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Trust

A poll by the Harvard Business Review found that 58% of employees trust a complete stranger over their own boss. That is absolutely pathetic, but not at all surprising. There have been a number of times leaders asked me, “We need to build trust on the team, can you help …

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Hockey and Leadership

Nearly 5 years ago, I made the decision to learn how to play ice hockey. I had always loved the sport but was not able to play as a child. The first time I stepped onto the ice, I fell flat on my face because I forgot to take my …

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Am I being funny now?

“I’ve never been killed by hitmen, so I don’t know what it’s like in the moments just before you’re killed by hitmen, but I bet it’s not unlike when you’re on the subway and you realize a mariachi band is about to start playing.” What does that joke from John …

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Life Lessons from My Daughter

I did not feel prepared to be a father when my daughter was born prematurely (we had our last birthing class the night before she was born). Three years later, Dad, Daddy or Daaaaaaaaaad is my most cherished title. My daughter has taught or retaught me many key life lessons: …

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