You can only truly understand what motivates others and yourself through varied experiences.
The big lesson was, don’t be afraid to ask, and you do it with respect and you do it honestly and transparently as you just stated.
This moment of pure panic brought Khe some great insights into how people react to mistakes in general, and how overloading yourself can lead to some boneheaded mistakes.
Regardless of how great your working relationship may be with your supervisor or direct reports, clear communication of your expectations must always be one of your top priorities.
Sometimes people have very different paradigms and even values around what you’re trying to do in your business.
If work spills into life all the time, then the reverse is just as true and damaging.
Leadership does not confine itself to a title or an office.
The slides that we create for our audiences are not the talk. We’re the talk.
I first became interested in this notion of psyching up because I was fascinated by the things the coaches would say and do to us to try to get us amped up before the games.
Great leadership is all about helping others and truly listening to them.
I find the best leaders are the ones who move the decisions as far down the organization as they possibly can.
What a leader wants to do is not just to have a personal set of behaviors, but to turn those behaviors into a brand, that helps other people get better.
I call it the “New car effect.” The day we buy a car, you can’t stop seeing it everywhere.
I’m really grateful the way it turned out because going through that, and having so many people tell me that I would fail, was the biggest confidence boost I could get at age 17 and it was exactly what I needed.