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5 Things New Managers Should Focus on First

5 Things New Managers Should Focus on First

One of the most exciting — and frightening — career transitions comes when you face the prospect of a management role for the first time. Over my career of building businesses, advising CEOs, and, most recent, exploring the philosophies and beliefs of 100 of the world’s most respected leaders for my latest book, Good People, I’ve […]

Obsess Over Your Customers, Not Your Rivals

Obsess Over Your Customers, Not Your Rivals

The starting point of most competitive analysis is a question: Who is your competition? That’s because most companies view their competition as another brand, product, or service. But smart leaders and organizations go broader. The question is not who your competition is but what it is. And the answer is this: Your competition is any and every obstacle […]

8 Ways to Train Your Brain to Become More Positive

8 Ways to Train Your Brain to Become More Positive

It’s been said that humans on average can have anywhere from 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day — if not more. Pretty fascinating, right? Here’s the issue. Some speculate that an astounding 80 percent of our thoughts are negative and you train your brain to have more negative thoughts over positive thoughts. According to Loretta Breuning, Ph.D., Founder of the Inner Mammal Institute, […]