Leadership

Writing difficult emails

Writing difficult emails is a skill worth developing. Sometimes it can feel like writing difficult emails is a full-time job. Every week it seems like I have an opportunity to write a difficult email. At least once. As I talked…
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How to Hire Amazing People

I believe anyone can hire amazing people—recruiting takes time and effort but I don't think it's an exclusive skill that only few people have. How to Hire Amazing People In the last few months I've been recruiting and hiring a…
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Learning to leverage insecurity

Can we talk about insecurity for a second? What's the secret to your success? When I was speaking at the Double Your Freelancing Conference, I had lunch and dinner with several great freelancers. One of them, over the course of…
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High Performers understand sunk cost

The leading cause of death among humans is human decision making. Early in my professional career, I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Ralph Keeney, now research professor emeritus at Duke's business school. He's a world-renowned researcher, author, and professor…
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