Why The Best Leaders Encourage Disagreements

I recently listened to an interview on the Tim Ferriss podcast with presidential biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin. One particular story caught my attention: when elected to office, President Lincoln filled his cabinet with his political adversaries, namely the men who ran against him in the contentious 1860 election. Though it seemed counter-intuitive, even at that time,... Continue Reading →

3 Tips for Building the Best Problem-Solving Team

One of the biggest workplace complaints is that people don't like their manager. I was recently reminded of the Peter Principle, which states that employees are promoted based on their performance in there current role; thus, employees only stop being promoted once they can no longer perform effectively. If managers rise to the level of their incompetence,... Continue Reading →

Too Much To Do, Not Enough Time

"Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity." ― Jean de La Bruyère One of the biggest frustrations plaguing the modern world is the feeling that we have too many tasks on our to-do lists and not enough time to accomplish everything. Adults and children alike... Continue Reading →

Creating Your Own Metrics for Success

I’ve been doing freelance writing on the side for nearly ten years, though nowadays I’m only working with one client. She’s a professional athlete and I recently helped her caption an Instagram post celebrating an exciting, yet somewhat scary, middle-age milestone. Milestone birthdays tend to stir up emotions and force us to contemplate what we’ve... Continue Reading →

The Power of Arbitrary Deadlines

One of the biggest differences between my boyfriend and I is that he tends to procrastinate, whereas I tend to micromanage every task to ensure it's completed ahead of schedule. Interestingly, over the last several months, I've noticed that he's started to plan things out weeks, months and years in advance. The other day, in... Continue Reading →

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