Category Archive: Success

The Shamrock System – Plus, Minus, and Equal

Frank Shamrock is one of the most successful mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters of all time. He was named “Fighter of the Decade” for the 1990s by the Wrestling Observer. The Shamrock development… Continue reading

Three Principles that Explain Authentic Decision-Making

You can’t make a good decision until you know who you are. Decisions based on someone else’s values are dissatisfying and ineffective. 3 principles that explain authentic decision-making: #1. Identity tells you what… Continue reading

7 Secrets Remarkable Leaders Embrace that Average Leaders Neglect

32,294 is the number of points it took for LeBron James to pass Michael Jordan on the N.B.A.’s top scorers list. It happened on March 6, 2019.* Lebron is now #4 on the… Continue reading

A 3 Step Conversation Starter for Dynamic Teams

75% of cross-functional teams are dysfunctional. (Tabrizi) (Any team that has members from different departments is cross-functional. If marketing and production are present, for example, your team is cross-functional.)   7 challenges of… Continue reading

3 Reasons Leaders Sink

You never succeed when you poke holes in your own boat. 3 reasons leaders sink: #1. Need for dramatic results. The desire to make a BIG difference is deadly when it hinders incremental… Continue reading

Under-Whelming Advice from a former CEO of Southwest Airlines

I’m still grappling with Jim Parker’s advice. He was the CEO of Southwest Airlines during the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Jim said, “I don’t think I smiled for two years.” When… Continue reading