In the final segment of the hour Dan and Kent talk about the responsibility to manage your networks, your team and yourself. Hear Kent’s response to “Look, I know what it takes to manage. I just don’t want to do it,” a quote from Sterling Livingston, and the importance behind it, if any.
Why We’re Scared to Lead
26 September 2016 4:36 AM | 4 Comments
I think she almost laughed at me. Kind of blurted an involuntary guffaw. But then my Teaching Assistant followed up her involuntary non-verbal display with sincere verbal reassurance. We were recapping the last 3 classes, all of which were led by students themselves. We were […]Read More
Who Authorized You?
19 September 2016 5:36 AM | 3 Comments
I am in the middle of an experiment in the course I am teaching to Masters in Public Policy students at Berkeley. I share this for two reasons that I hope you will find value in, and which I will explain in the 2 numbered […]Read More
Dirty Management Truth: What’s Up?
06 September 2016 5:26 AM | 2 Comments
Dirty truth: Most of us were never taught how to manage an individual, and especially when that individual goofed up. We mimic our parents, bosses, Murphy Brown, Donald Trump. We dislike it. They dislike it. It’s just something that has to be done, like vomiting […]Read More
2 Ways to Make a Really Tough Call – Opening to Wisdom
29 August 2016 3:13 AM | 5 Comments
We all face times where we go back and forth on a difficult decision that we have: Do you accept the job offer? Do you let somebody go? Do you hire person X or person Y? Do you raise a tough issue with your partner, […]Read More
Improv Your Way to Being a Winner-Leader
15 August 2016 4:43 AM | 2 Comments
There’s a wonderful movie out called Don’t Think Twice. It’s directly about Improv — so enjoy some very funny scenes. Yet it moves beyond Improv to Improv’s relationship with mainstream “show business.” And, as Keegan-Michael Key shared with Stephen Colbert it actually moves well beyond that […]Read More
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