Category Archives: performance
What Humans Need
People, by our inherent nature, need each other. We rejoice in camaraderie. We desire connection. We need to feel a part of something we are proud of, whether it be our work, our family, our friendships, our communities...ourselves. Pride feeds our soul.Like a herd of buffalo, when we are […]
Clarity isn’t actually as tricky as people make it out to be. It isn’t about what will be happening in a month as you can’t control that. You never could. Clarity is understanding what matters most today to impact my goals, dreams and commitments. Especially during times like these, it is all […]
Can you fall in love again?
I have been playing my flute again. I took a break—a long break of 30 years or so—and when I picked it up, I thought, "This can't be that difficult. Isn’t it like riding a bike?" Not. At. All!
You get paid to think
It was a profound moment when my boss said, “Renie, stop hoping I will congratulate you on a job well done. You need to understand that I pay you to think and the fact that you did is an acknowledgment of you doing your job!”
Fire a New Hire
Don’t be afraid to fire someone within 90 days. Here’s what I have learned... a few too many times!
Your Personal Billboard
Do you want people to notice your work?
Negotiate from Strength
Rule #1, #2 and #3: There is no room for emotion at the negotiation table. Leave it at home! Here are a few other ways to improve your negotiating results:
Team Pukers. Business is like Baseball Part 7.
Getting on a Team. Business is like Baseball Part 3.
If people aren't cutting it, cut them.
We all know that we can’t accomplish much of anything beyond mediocre without the right people. At some level, extraordinary businesses have a no-tolerance mindset towards mediocrity which results in a high number of outstanding performers.