January 2017

The single best way to improve your skills in any endeavor is to get feedback on your performance. Two kinds of feedback exist: 1) objective 2) subjective If you want to sprint faster, you need a stopwatch that clocks how fast you are running. If you ran 100 meters twice, the first time in 12 [...]

The higher you move up in the organization, the more your job becomes about deciding than it does about doing. The CEO doesn’t design a product, manufacture, sell or market a new product. The CEO DECIDES what to build, where to manufacture it, to whom to sell it, and how to market a product. Junior [...]

Any time a decision needs to be made, two roles often emerge. There’s the role of the decider versus the role of the critic. Anybody can be a critic. If a critic criticizes and is wrong, rarely does anybody go back and blame the critic. For the critic, there is no downside to criticizing. A [...]