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How I Developed a Growth Mindset

How I Developed a Growth Mindset

EGO CRAWLING IN When I got to Iowa State in 2013 I figured I would breeze through college. I was a former Army Ranger, I was playing defensive end for the football team, and I spoke three languages. There was no way in hell that fresh out of high school kids were...

Do You Associate Success to Teamwork?

Do You Associate Success to Teamwork?

I was driving my son home after his basketball team had won their game when he asked me, “Dad, who do you think is the best player on our team?”  I replied with, “I don’t look at individuals, but I look at teams, and it takes a team of five players on the court to...

WE FEAR WHAT WE CANNOT CONTROL

WE FEAR WHAT WE CANNOT CONTROL

We fear what we cannot control. What we cannot control increases our risk of failure. We as people are wired by default to run away and avoid failure. Everyone. Every leader. Every employee. If someone tells you they don’t fear failure, they are lying. People react to...

OFFICE TRIBES

OFFICE TRIBES

When researching opportunities, I focus on “the big three:” location, compensation, and job satisfaction. It seems like you can get two out of the three, but never all three. What I didn’t understand until later in my professional career is that it’s an isosceles and...