Category Archive: Leading

Why We Overcomplicate Things

Smart people complicate simplicity. Sincere people overcomplicate life by worrying about everybody’s feelings. Aspirational people overcomplicate work by overachieving insignificance. “Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it… Continue reading

4 Reasons We Make Dumb Decisions and 7 Ways to Make Smart Decisions

Our ability to develop solutions that don’t work is only exceeded by our capacity to misjudge. Daniel Kahneman identified nearly 40 cognitive biases in Thinking, Fast and Slow. All lead to bad decisions.… Continue reading

A Comedy Makes Pfizer’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Feel Alone

Tears streamed down Sally Susman’s face while she watched The Intern on the return flight from business in Europe. It was Spring, 2016. She felt alone. Robert De Niro becomes Ann Hathaway’s best… Continue reading

4 Multicultural Leadership Strategies that Drive Success

Book Giveaway!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by author Dr. Juana Bordas to become eligible to win a copy of The Power of Latino Leadership: Culture, Inclusion, and Contribution.… Continue reading

The 7 Powers of Questions

I’ve heard lots of questions over the years. Some were small. Others brilliant. Some reflected sincere but dead-end pursuits. Smart people ask short-sighted questions when they focus on the wrong things. “What should… Continue reading

3 Ways to Bring Your Best Self

Phonies aren’t successful. They might appear successful, but fulfillment requires whole heartedness. Your best self doesn’t wear a mask. You never get where you want to go when you leave yourself behind. Know… Continue reading