You probably don’t like conflict at work. Most people don’t. Conflict is stressful! Even minor disagreements with friendly colleagues can be difficult to navigate, especially when tempers flare. While conflict can be frustrating, it’s often a good thing: it helps teams work out kinks in the plan and brings long-simmering feelings to the surface, where […]
Below, you'll find articles on personal development. What is personal development, you ask?
It's simply making a conscious effort to get better at life.
Specific topics include learning new skills, overcoming fear, and giving generously.
We all know John F. Kennedy’s most famous quote: “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” This isn’t just advice for being a good citizen. Paraphrased, it’s excellent career advice: “Ask not what the world can offer you—ask what you can offer the world.”1 This idea […]
If you’re interested in personal development (making a conscious effort to get better at life), you’ll eventually encounter an excellent piece of advice: “If you want to be happy, focus on what you can control.” Many great thinkers have paraphrased this idea: You have power over your mind—not outside events. Realize this, and you will […]
When we’re facing a problem without an easy solution, it’s easy to feel like we have no idea what to do, no idea where to start. This is rarely the case. Most of the time, we actually know what we need to do. We just don’t realize it. My baby daughter is making me fat […]
“It’s not the blowing of the wind that determines our destination, it’s the set of the sail.” — Jim Rohn Did you know that a sailboat can sail against the wind? Using a technique called tacking, a skilled sailor can zigzag back and forth at a 45° angle, making slow progress against a headwind (that’s […]