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Triggers: A Dumb Book Won’t Help You Become the Person You Want to Be, But This Might  

I started writing about the toxic triggers I want to leave behind in 2018 when a Google search turned up a Marshall Goldsmith book called Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts—Becoming the Person You Want to Be. I would have gone with one subhead or the other, but that’s just me.[…] Read On

Forget All That Leadership Nonsense and Do Your Freaking Job

First there was the scourge of political correctness. Then came the No Asshole Rule, Emotional Intelligence and Conscious Capitalism. Now we’re supposed to Lead with Dignity by raising our “dignity consciousness.” Meanwhile leaders are supposed to be likable, positive and grateful. They’re supposed to avoid conflict, not to mention saying[…] Read On

The ‘Self-Help’ Scam

I am not a fan of the self-help, personal improvement, motivational genre. To be specific, it’s the I can [teach you/help you/motivate you] to be [happy/rich/successful] if you buy my [book/blog/course] merry-go-round I don’t care for. I don’t care if authors have academic, research, finance, religious or sales backgrounds, they’re mostly shysters[…] Read On