Category Archive: Courage

Overcoming the Mediocrity of Doing Your Best

“Do your best,” is an excuse for not doing your best. It’s code for, don’t worry if you don’t make it. Stop telling people to do their best; give them a goal, instead.… Continue reading

Useful Disadvantage

I just left an unplugged session at the World Business Forum with Malcolm Gladwell. About 40 people listened and asked questions. Gladwell is interested in learning theory, it’s central to his next book.… Continue reading

One bad apple DOES spoil the whole barrel

Image source Team-work is often slower and always more complex than individual-work; it requires more interaction and greater skill. Five stages: Teams go through five stages: forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning. Typically,… Continue reading

How to Bring Caution and Courage Together

Let caution inform action not prevent it. Act in alignment with your highest point of confidence not your lowest point of caution. Keep caution in the backseat and boldness in the front. When… Continue reading