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The Secret to Making Hard Choices

The Secret to Making Hard Choices

A lot of the advice I give in my blog posts assumes that you’re working in an ideal situation, but oftentimes you aren’t – and you may not have the time or resources needed to execute things perfectly. As leaders, sometimes we have

Why You Should Take It Upon Yourself to Better the Situation

Why You Should Take It Upon Yourself to Better the Situation

There’s one main thing that separates a true leader from a regular person: they’re proactive. When leaders come across a suboptimal situation, they take it upon themselves to make it better. Most people will wait for someone else to fix things,

How Open and Honest Discussions Change the Workplace

How Open and Honest Discussions Change the Workplace

Human beings are terrible at communication and it’s usually the biggest problem in an organization. The solution is clear, but it takes work: build and maintain open and honest two-way conversations. As a leader, you not only have to give information

Why You Should Treat Others With Respect

Why You Should Treat Others With Respect

Treating others with respect is a critical leadership skill. To receive trust and respect, you first have to give it. One would think this is a no-brainer, but I constantly come across leaders who micromanage their employees and don’t trust them

Why You Should Focus on the Behavior, NOT the Person

Why You Should Focus on the Behavior, NOT the Person

As leaders, we’re not supposed to have favorite employees, but we do – we’re human. The important thing, however, is that we don’t play favorites. If you like Bob and hate Tony, you have to treat them the same way for the same offense.

How to Lead by Example

How to Lead by Example

When you’re a leader, it’s incredibly important to practice what you preach. You want your employees to do as you say, but they’re more likely to do as you do. So, say and do the same thing. Follow the policies you put into place. Like Gandhi,

The Three A’s of Leadership

The Three A’s of Leadership

“I don’t know, I’ll get back to you.” This simple sentence may not seem like much, but these are the most important eight words to learn in business. Too often, we’re pressured to give an answer or a commitment on the spot – and too often we do.

Don’t Speak! How to Say More by Saying Less

Don’t Speak! How to Say More by Saying Less

“I don’t know, I’ll get back to you.” This simple sentence may not seem like much, but these are the most important eight words to learn in business. Too often, we’re pressured to give an answer or a commitment on the spot – and too often we do.

The Secret of I Don’t Know, I’ll Get Back to You

The Secret of I Don’t Know, I’ll Get Back to You

“I don’t know, I’ll get back to you.” This simple sentence may not seem like much, but these are the most important eight words to learn in business. Too often, we’re pressured to give an answer or a commitment on the spot – and too often we do.

Why Changing Priorities in Life Is Ok

Why Changing Priorities in Life Is Ok

As you grow and change, your priorities grow and change with you. That’s just life. As you gain more responsibility, both in and out of the workplace, what you see as a priority changes. When you’re younger, your priorities are different than

Why You Should Live Your Life on Story Mode

Why You Should Live Your Life on Story Mode

I recently accepted a new job at a top-tier gaming company. While I’ve held many amazing jobs and had great opportunities over the years, this one is notable because I’ll be working on narrative adventure games, which are a passion of mine.

The Whys and Hows of Being Your Own Leadership Brand

The Whys and Hows of Being Your Own Leadership Brand

Creating a brand for yourself is incredibly important because it makes you stand out as a leader. Focusing on personal branding helps you hone your beliefs /], create new opportunities, legitimize yourself, and show the world you’re a thought leader.

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