The 1% Rule — Adapted

A few weeks ago, Jim VanderHei in the Axios Finish Line newsletter published an article about Liz Jarvis-Shean, an exec at Door Dash and her leadership principles. While I don’t necessarily think Door Dash is a great role model of a company, I like the idea of pushing yourself to get just 1 percent better.... Continue Reading →

Quotes for 2022

Every year, I add a quote to my weekly planner. Sometimes it's inspirational or about writing or by a famous person in the news. A few years ago, I started typing these up to share with a group of good friends. And, of course, I share them with you! 2022 Motto:  Do Big Things January:... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Books of 2022 — A Reading Roundup

I did it! I hit my target of 60 books this year -- and even exceeded it a little. (Update: 64 books for the year) After a few years of reading very little fiction and sometimes very little at all, it feels good to be back in the world of readers. It's funny that I... Continue Reading →

50 Books in 2021!

A few years ago, I sort of stopped reading. I'm not sure why. Maybe it was news. Or podcasts, or nighttime doomscrolling, but for whatever reason, I was struggling to finish a few books a year. And I missed what I learned from books. So, I set some goals -- last year, 30 books (I... Continue Reading →

Michael Skelly’s 5 Stages of Development

Energy visionary Michael Skelly knows something about pushing through massive projects. What are his 5 States of Development? Hint: They apply to nearly every big project you might lead.

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