People look at my bio or hear about the things I do and ask how I do them—visiting North Korea (twice), running marathons, working with Nobel Prize winners, getting a PhD, getting an MBA, starting companies, and so on.
Leaders don’t create followers; they create more leaders. ~Tom Peters The success of any organization is contingent on the effectiveness of good managers and good leaders. The difference between managers and leaders is that leaders provide direction, inspiration, encouragement, and discipline; and they are very good at developing their team members. In the meantime, managers maintain the course and execute…
I came from a small coal mining town and from a long line of coal miners. In fact, my father, both grandfathers and all great-grandfathers worked at the local coal mine. So growing up, it felt like my family history was staring me in the face, daring me to try something different.
Emotional intelligence is one of the main factors that cause normal, educated and smart people to make all the wrong decisions. It is under emotional stress that some of the worst decision made in your life were made.
The concept of an idea dictates that it comes like in a flash and if not properly documented and acted upon, it “goes” away. But you must understand that ideas flow when they are in an enabling environment – that is, you are able to “see” and “catch” them when you are in the right state of mind.
Watching the media and getting caught up in the hype of success can make it hard to understand what success really means. From headlines saying the CEO of Amazon made $6B in 20 minutes to the constant wins of big companies like Apple and Microsoft, one can wonder what success really means.