#59 Interview With Professor, Author and Global Leadership Coach Alexandra Michel On Why You Want To Become Bullish On Uncertainty

Don’t miss this episode! Today Jeff talks with Alexandra Michel about her research surrounding uncertainty and how amplifying uncertainty (rather than reducing it) actually leads to better long-term performance. REALLY fascinating stuff! Professor Alexandra Michel is an expert in leadership development and coaching for CEOs, presidents, board members, and high-potential business unit leaders. She has both ivy-league academic training …

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How To Build Trust in the Workplace

If you want to build trust, look at what great teams do and how they succeed, and you see that it all boils down to how an ordinary group of individuals works together in an extraordinary manner. How do they do it? Because of who they are (character), what they can do (competence), and the shared purpose that unites them—their why. Personal drive, enthusiasm, and …

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Part I: Lifelong Learning–How NOT to be Stupid

Lifelong Learning Continual learning is paramount to the perpetuity of any organization, and lifelong learners are constantly investigating and seeking new innovative ideas and trends inside and outside their own fields (Schraeder, Freeman, & Durham, 2007). Knowledge seekers exhibit systemic thinking that allows them to see the interconnections between life roles and suspend their assumptions …

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How Startup Founders Can Build Their Own Badass Team

  Leadership matters, but teams deliver. I recently had the privilege of speaking on a panel in Silicon Valley alongside mental conditioning coach Trevor Moawad on Building An Elite Mindset For Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders. (Yes, I’m wearing purple) In talking with the startup founders in attendance, the other top challenge entrepreneurs face—in addition to managing the …

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If You Haven’t Seen Admiral McRaven’s Speech on “10 Ways to Change the World,” You Need To

President Powers, Provost Fenves, Deans, members of the faculty, family and friends and most importantly, the class of 2014. Congratulations on your achievement. It’s been almost 37 years to the day that I graduated from UT. I remember a lot of things about that day. I remember I had throbbing headache from a party the …

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