Tools, Tips, & Thoughts: My Advice To Haley… (and you)

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Recently, I was sent a very thoughtful email from an up and coming leader named Haley Gribler… She works at an Accounting firm in Brentwood, Tennessee and is striving to get better.  Haley sent me a number of questions.  Instead of just emailing her my answers, I thought I would share publicly (yes, I checked with her first!) Here we …

Career/Life Advice — What I’ve Learned…

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Over the years, I’ve gathered career/life advice from many sources: My podcast, 1 on 1 conversations, books, twitter, etc… Here it is (I will update this list regularly — Please add great pieces of wisdom you’ve learned in the comments below): John Krasinski got advice from the legendary Robin Williams early in his career.  Robin told him, “You’re going to go …

Want To Cold Email Your Heroes? Read This…

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  After recording more than 250 episodes of my podcast, The Learning Leader Show, one of the common questions I get from listeners is, “How do you get such high quality guests?”  My consistent reply is “I start by sending them a cold email.”  Their inevitable follow-up is, “What do you write?”  The purpose of my post today is to …

Episode 227: Jeff Goins – How To Be A Thriving Artist (Real Artists Don’t Starve)

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Episode 227: Jeff Goins – How To Be A Thriving Artist (Real Artists Don’t Starve) Jeff Goins is a writer, keynote speaker, and award-winning blogger with a reputation for challenging the status quo. He is the best-selling author of five books, including Real Artists Don’t Starve, and The Art of Work, which landed on the best­ seller lists of USA Today, Publisher’s …

Episode 210: Noah Kagan – How To Start A Business

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Episode 210: Noah Kagan – How To Start A Business Noah Kagan was the #30 employee at Facebook (started there in 2005), and the #4 employee at Mint.com.  He came up with the idea of real-time updates and executed with one engineer (Mark Slee) at Facebook.  He is now the Chief Sumo at Sumo.com (A domain in which he paid …

Getting To Know You

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“People Won’t Care How Much You Know Until They Know How Much You Care.” When starting a new leadership role, it’s important to learn as much as much as possible about my team.  Before working to implement new plans and processes, my team needs to know that I care more about them as people than as an “FTE” or an “Employee.”  They are …

Episode 175: Michael Hyatt – How To Get Noticed In A Noisy World

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  Episode 175: Michael Hyatt – How To Get Noticed In A Noisy World For years, Michael Hyatt had people write and refer to him as their virtual mentor. His mission is to help high achievers win at work and succeed at life. Michael writes on personal development, leadership, productivity, and public influence. He is the author of the New York Times best seller, …

Episode 124: Don Wettrick – Pure Genius: Learning From The Innovation Teacher

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Episode 124: Don Wettrick – Pure Genius: Learning From The Innovation Teacher Don Wettrick has become a great friend over the last three months. I absolutely love what he is doing for the students he’s leading at Noblesville High School. It takes a dynamic and fearless leader to create and implement his idea for an Innovation factory within a high …