Comfort with the Uncomfortable

Vintage microphone on a desk

For this post, I’m linking to a really fun conversation I had with top leadership blogger Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie.  I was thrilled to be invited to join him on his podcast.  The conversation brought out a few interesting things I haven’t had the opportunity to talk about in shorter-format interviews. You’ll even hear what got me interested in teams in the first place and who would be on my celebrity lunch box.


See the post on Terry’s blog here.

For my daughter


For the past year, while I was writing You First, I spent many hours alone, quietly thinking and writing.  I really like the process of writing so it was a joy not a burden for me.  But after spending many months in my idea person mode, it’s been really fun to be in my people person mode as I tour around giving keynotes and doing book signings. I’m going to use this blog to share some of those experiences with you.
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Interesting People: Bob Watt and Wisdom from the Indigenous Peoples

Native drum

One of the best things about writing a book and doing the requisite touring and speaking is that I get the chance to meet and learn from some of the most amazing people.  Wise, inspiring, generous people. I’m going to use this blog to share some of their stories so you can benefit from them too.
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Do You Remember Your Rookie Card?


No, I’m not talking about a 1952 Mickey Mantle card from a pack of gum. I’m talking about the moment you got your first business card.  Do you remember that moment?

I do. I had just finished five years in graduate school. I was 26 years old and had just moved to the big city for the first time.  I remember the first day so vividly. I got up and got myself into a suit for about the third time in my life. As I opened my front door, I was met by a bouquet of roses with a card welcoming me to the firm—wow.
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You First


Today I’m sharing some really exciting news.  Today, my new book You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done is out. It’s a pretty big deal for me: one part hugely exciting; one part mildly frightening. Hugely exciting because we’re starting a movement to end the misery of bad teams.  Mildly frightening because it only works if you come along. I’ve done my part, now it’s up to you whether we change the world or just keep suffering with underwhelming teams.
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