Articles

If You Want People to Listen, Stop Talking

George*, a managing director at a large financial services firm, had an uncanny ability to move a roomful of people to his perspective. What George said was not always popular, but he was a master persuader. It wasn’t his title — he often swayed colleagues at the same hierarchical level. And it wasn’t their weakness […]

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How to Grow Through Failure

I’ve skied just about every winter weekend for the past thirty eight years. Skiing is one of my great joys in life, and I take my skiing very seriously. In high school and college I was a ski racer, and now, on the weekends, I work as a ski instructor. There are three levels of […]

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Podcast: Four Seconds to Change Your Life

Recently I was a guest on the Plant Yourself Podcast, hosted by my dear friend Howie Jacobson. In this podcast, we discuss how 4 seconds can change your life, the fundamental difference between productive and unproductive habits, why a focus on positivity often backfires, a simple practice for becoming present at any moment, and so […]

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Get More Done During Your Commute

By now, we all know multitasking doesn’t work. Our brains are incapable of focusing on more than one thing at a time. We might think we’re multitasking as we scan our email while on a conference call, but we’re not. We’re actually switch-tasking—quickly shifting attention from one thing to another and then back again—diluting our […]

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