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Toolkits Over Checklists

Creating an Impact

Getting things done right is critical, but how you get things done matters. Learn why toolkits are a better approach than checklists when creating processes.

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Draw the Box Smaller

If you’ve got big ideas and can’t seem to get people to buy in, it might not be your idea. You might just need to draw the box smaller.

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The problem with grinding

Are we successful because we grind? Or in spite of it? Learn how the grind might be holding you back instead of giving you the boost we might expect.

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Get the results you want more often by reducing friction

How can we combine our knowledge of human behavior with critical thinking to give our customers, our teams, and ourselves the best chance for success?

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2019 Personal Retrospective: Measuring progress and setting goals

Every year I write a personal retrospective to take a look at where I've been and set goals for where I want to go next — posted in public for the curious.

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Planning vs. Execution: How much planning is too much?

How do we know we’ve planned enough? It’s impossible to plan perfectly, but a solid plan is still critical for getting things done.

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First, Get Ready: What Mise En Place Teaches Us About... Everything

The best chefs rely on mise en place to guarantee every meal comes out right. It’s also a killer productivity hack. Here’s how you can start using it today.

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What Are You Optimizing For?

The “right” or “wrong” decision depends on who you are. How can you be more sure you’re making the right decision for you? Know what you’re optimizing for!

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The Ugly Other Half of Creativity

If we hope to turn our Big Ideas™ into meaningful progress, we need to become ruthless, murderous editors.

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The Importance of Setting Good Expectations

Every negative emotion I’ve felt (or caused) can be traced back to violated expectations. Learning to set better expectations is a business superpower.

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