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Individual Improvement (17)

I Suck

I do a good amount of bragging, marketing, and self-promotion. But I suck at many things.

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Self-Change

I recently enjoyed a chat with Doug Kirkpatrick, one of the advocates of self-management, and I had a great meeting with Harvard Business...

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My Improved Travel Checklist

Last week in London, I wanted to shoot a video, but it appeared that I had left my camera’s memory cards at home. On my previous tr...

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Successes and Failures are Illusions

In my talks around the world, I emphasize the need to run management experiments and I offer examples of interesting ideas that worked we...

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How to Measure Your Team’s Performance: The Scoreboard Index

How do you measure performance?
How can you visualize improvement?

I designed a simple new practice for measuring and visual...

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The Four Whys

I’m sure you recognize the problem. You’re nose-deep in some activity that takes ten times longer than expected, and suddenly...

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Read a Book

Read a Book! Or Two.

I started running. Again.

But unlike previous (failed) attempts, this time, I want to do it right. This time, I intend to learn. T...

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Agility versus Discipline

Really, Can You Be Agile and Not Disciplined?

Last week, it happened again. On Facebook I posted a screenshot of the huge checklist that I use as a quality assurance gate for my book ...

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Combine Your Weaknesses with Your Strengths

Combine Your Weaknesses with Your Strengths

I have two major weaknesses. (Well, actually many more, but this should be a blog post, not a book.) My first weakness is I hate sports. ...

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My Happiness Index Is Dead

The more I think about the happiness index, the more I think it’s broken. We should change it into an improvement index. Today I was ve...

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Your Way versus the Official Way

I don’t like American punctuation. The official approach to punctuation is “inconsistent and illogical,” such as the requirement th...

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Don’t Be Intimidated

Don't feel intimidated by tough situations or nasty people. Learn to growl back. 10 years ago the idea would have freaked me out. Tra...

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