“I value you.”

“I value you.”

My daughter occasionally disappears for hours at a time, only to emerge with a beautiful piece of jewelry she’s just created. This is her love language; she translates an emotion she may not always verbally or physically express, and pours that love into the...
My favorite business book.

My favorite business book.

I was recently asked about my favorite books. After sharing about my favorite fiction, here are some of my go-to business books. I should preface this list by saying: as a big fan of both GetAbstract and listening to audio books at 1.75x speed, it takes a lot for me...
Life’s little paper cuts

Life’s little paper cuts

Have you ever noticed that it seems to be the little things that sometimes trigger some of our most emotional reactions? Sometimes it’s the woman who holds up the lunch line , or a steaming pile of dog poo on the sidewalk, or the colleague who chews… no,...
The Chinese word for “rest”.

The Chinese word for “rest”.

休息 or xiū xi means “to rest” in Chinese.  Looking at each individual word can reveal insight into what it means to rest: 休 or xiū translate to “stop for a period of time”, and 息 (xi) means “to take a breath”.  Everyone rests in their own way. Some pick up...
Are you ready to be a CEO?

Are you ready to be a CEO?

I recently enjoyed reading The Motive, in which Lencioni stresses that mission must be a leader’s greatest motivation. He notes there are two kinds of executives – those who see the job as a personal reward and those who want to help others. Are you clear on...