Category Archive: Marks of leaders

CEO Returns After Terminating 900 Employees on Zoom

Vishal Garg is the CEO and founder of the startup better.com, an online mortgage company. Just before the holidays in 2021, Vishal terminated 900 employees on a zoom call.  You can watch it… Continue reading

When People Think Differently About Themselves

Over the years, I’ve asked leaders to tell me about a tipping point in their lives. They typically give me the same answer. The question goes something like, “Tell me about a time… Continue reading

15 Questions that Change the Way People Think

Life begins to change when you change the way you think. Change the way you think about yourself to extend your potential. Change the way you think about others to increase your impact.… Continue reading

How to Develop the Habit of Finishing Stuff

Bad habits – in the beginning – are easier than good. The habit of almost finishing stuff destroys effectiveness, diminishes respect, and drains energy. Anyone can start. Leaders finish. People live with dangling… Continue reading

How to Use Toy Stories to Connect

My fondest childhood memories include toys. I had a boy-doll named Rocky. Later I had a James Bond 007 spy attaché case with secret compartments and a gun that could be assembled into… Continue reading

How to Bring Up Thorny Issues

Normal people choose pleasure over pain. It’s normal to avoid thorny issues. How to bring up thorny issues: 5 reasons people avoid thorny issues: The burden of feeling right creates stress to convince… Continue reading