Popular Pieces

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I often share personal development ideas on LinkedIn, in the form of sketches. Here are some of my most popular images...


To get to success faster, use the right words... and pictures.


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  • SlideShare presentations


These are some of my articles that have generated the most enthusiastic responses:


1. Intuition Is the Highest Form of Intelligence

2. When You Make a Mess, Have Fun Cleaning It Up

3. Never Tell People What You Do

4. How To Stay Calm, No Matter What

5. Do NOT Teach a Starving Man to Fish

6. A Dangerous Lack of Empathy Prevails

7. Never Say "Currently Seeking Employment"

8. To the "Manager" Who Just Fired My Friend

9. How to Be Positive

10. Surround Yourself with Big Challenges



Never Say "Currently Seeking Employment"

Rule #1: People Hire People They Like

How to Grab Attention for Your Job Application

Don't Expect Recruiters to Call You

Describe Yourself in Six Words or Less


The Best Talent Is Bringing Out Talent in Others

Three Words That Will Transform Your Career

When Corporate Systems Crush Powerless Employees

The Incredible Power of Not Taking Credit

People Are What Matter Most in Business 

Your Kindness Will Lead You to Success

Five Simple Ways to Bring Out the Best in Others 

Be an Engaged, Thoughtful and Kindly Presence


Do You Have Situational Awareness?

A Dangerous Lack of Empathy Prevails

More Ways to Be Ridiculously Likable

How to Be Ridiculously Likable

Three Powerful Ways to Stop Wasting Time

Do This When You Are Dangerously Stressed

Surround Yourself with Big Challenges


Sell Your Talent, Not Your Time

The Top 20 Lessons I've Learned in My Career

Simple Truths Your Boss Won't Tell You

The Most Powerful Habit You Can Imagine

How to Manage a Jerk Like Me

A Highly Effective Way to Avoid Wasting Your Time

What Everyone Wants, But Few Will Work to Build

If Your CEO Talks Like This— Quit


To Lead Change, First YOU Have to Change

Choose the Kind of Person You Want to Be

From Fool To Cool: Stay Calm, No Matter What

Never Pat a Female Entrepreneur on the Head

Leadership in One Word = Faith

Is Tenacity Wrecking Your Career?

Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Why Business Is Like a "Gone Girl" Novel

Women: If You're Competent, It's Time to Be Confident

How to Sell Anything to Anybody

We Are All Temporary Workers 

To the "Manager" Who Just Fired My Friend

The Science Behind the Most Successful Careers 

The Human Side of Microsoft's Layoffs

How to Get Ordinary People to Be Extraordinary 

Don't Ever Shoot a Dog!

20 Little Tips For A Big Career And Life

20 Tips for a Great Life & Career (Slideshare)

Will Big Data End Your Career Prematurely?

Are Real Estate Brokers Obsolete?

How Do YOU Bring Out Talent in Others?

Power Your Career by Exceeding Your Promises

Funnier Than Jack Welch or Richard Branson

Management Tip: Profits Before People

Can Your Career Pass This Critical Test?

Bringing Humanity Back into Business

Do Well By Doing Good (Slideshare)

Why Less Effort Is Far Better for Your Career

'With A Little Initiative, You Could Be A Leader

Help Us Find the Most Successful Givers

If You Don't Listen to Others, Don't Read This

Turn Your Career Away from the Dark Side

Are You Sacrificing Your Kids for Your Career? 

A Simple Formula for Managing Talent (Your Own and Others)

How to Foster Talent: Praise, Raise and Amaze 

The Secret of Success in Social Media

Why It Is So Hard To Bring Out Talent In Others

A Polar Chute is Better Than a Polar Vortex

Women Put Competence Before Confidence (LinkedIn 2/27/14)

To Grow Your Business, Serve Before You Sell (LinkedIn 2/26/14)

Best Advice: You Can't Fill a Full Glass (LinkedIn 2/25/14)

The Incredible Benefits of Introducing Others (LinkedIn 2/21/14)

My Secret Weapon Against Stress and Pain (LinkedIn 2/13/14)

Airline Announces First-Ever "Nothing Class" (LinkedIn 2/11/14)

Each Day, Grow a Little Bit Wiser and Kinder (LinkedIn 2/10/14)

Need a Weekend Job, to Feed Your Soul? (LinkedIn 2/8/14)

How to Get a Job That You Absolutely Love (LinkedIn 2/6/14)

Do You Want a Lot More Social Media Views? (LinkedIn 2/6/14)

How to Attain Near-Perfect Decision-Making (LinkedIn 2/3/14)

How to Self Promote without Being a Jerk (LinkedIn 1/30/14)

How to Self-Promote without Being a Jerk (Slideshare 1/30/14)

Three Words That Will Transform Your Career...... (LinkedIn 1/29/14)

This Surfing Lesson Can Pump Up Your Career (LinkedIn 1/28/14)

How to Love Life As Much As Surfers Love Surfing (Slideshare 1/28/14)

How Much Do You Use Your Strengths at Work? (LinkedIn 1/23/14)

Battling The Perfect Storm... Inside Your Head (LinkedIn 1/22/14)

Honesty without Compassion is Cruelty (LinkedIn 1/21/14)

Quick! Inject Deliberate Flaws into Your Products (LinkedIn 1/16/14)

The Incredible Power of Not Taking Credit (LinkedIn 1/16/14)

How to Speak Tech (and Save Your Career) (LinkedIn 1/15/14)

Does Tech Scare You? (Slideshare 1/15/14)

Once a Week, Spend an Entire Day Outside (LinkedIn 1/13/14)

The Best Way to Sell a Product, Service or Idea (LinkedIn 1/9/14)

Secrets of Great Presentations #1: Show, Don't Tell (Slideshare 1/8/14)

How to Survive the Polar Vortex (LinkedIn 1/7/14)

Take This "Think Clearly" Pledge with Me (LinkedIn 1/3/14)

Break Your Routine in 2014 (LinkedIn 1/2/14)

Answer This Question Before 2014 Begins (LinkedIn 12/30/14)

The Best Talent Is Bringing Out Talent in Others (Slideshare 12/19/14)

Why I Take Selfies on *Other* People's Phones (LinkedIn 12/17/14)

The Best Way to Get More Meaning in Your Life (LinkedIn 12/16/14)

Share the Joy! (Slideshare)

Big Idea 2014: Be an Actual Superhero (LinkedIn 12/10/14)

Magnify the Quietest Voices on Your Team (LinkedIn 12/9/14)

"Innovation" Has Become a Useless Word (LinkedIn 12/5/14)

Why Tinkering Around is the Key to Success

Amazon 2020: Revenge of the Drones 

How to Write a Great College Application Essay 

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