Uber Paid Hackers $100,000 in Hush Money: An Über Disruption of Trust

In his best selling book, The Speed of Trust, Stephen M.R. Covey contends that, “there is one thing that is common to every individual, relationship, team, family, organization, nation, economy, and civilization throughout the world—one thing which, if removed, will destroy the most powerful government, the most successful business, the most thriving economy, the most influential leadership, the greatest friendship, the strongest character, the deepest love… That one thing is trust.”

6 Roles of a Mentor

Successful mentors fulfill 6 key roles.  Take a moment to see how well you are doing for your proteges.

  1. Motivator – Positive reinforcement, self-confidence and self-esteem, maintain perspective, and visionary
  2. Coach – Listening, questioning skills, willingness to challenge, and ability to diagnose

How a 13-Year-Old Can Teach You to Rethink Failure

Earlier this year, I wrote an article about Lucy Westlake and her dad (Rodney) climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.

The post discussed the importance of winning and, more importantly, winning with others as opposed to winning at the expense of others.

“Winning often begets winning, but winning is at its very best when you bring someone or something else with you along the way.”

Speak Your Customer’s Language

Imagine for a moment that after seeing one of my articles or videos, you decide to invite me to your organization.

We coordinate the visit, discuss what we hope to accomplish, and I make the journey to your workplace. The arrival goes as planned and after we exchange a few pleasantries, we begin our day.

What You Can Learn from Baseball’s Great Experiment

The June 30, 2014 Sports Illustrated cover featured a photo of Houston Astros’ outfielder, George Springer. The headline, “Your 2017 World Series Champs: An Unprecedented Look at How a Franchise is Going Beyond ‘Moneyball‘ to Build the Next Big Thing…”

This was a bold proclamation by author, Ben Reiter, who called it Baseball’s Great Experiment. At the time his prediction seemed far-fetched if not outright ludicrous. After all, the Astros had just finished three straight seasons as the dwellers at the bottom of the standings.

How to Create a Culture of Engagement – A Tool to Get You Started

I invite you to take a moment to consider the people on your team or in the broader organization.

No matter how large or small the universe of employees, I bet you can think of someone who seems born for a particular role and another who is likely sending out resumes in hopes of finding a new job.

4 ‘No Joke’ Career Observations about Jerry Seinfeld’s Career

Earlier this year, Jerry Seinfeld inked a $100 million dollar deal with Netflix.

Business Insider explained that Seinfeld was to bring his, “popular web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” to Netflix. The new deal will also include two original stand-up specials for the streaming giant.”

A Lesson in Breaking Brand Stereotypes – Compliments of R.J. Mitte

You are most likely familiar with the television series Breaking Bad. 

Whether you loved the show, hated the premise, or have never heard of it, this post is for you. My intent is not to endorse or criticize Breaking Bad. I’m simply providing 5 observations with the hope of helping you to elevate your personal brand.

Lights, Camera, & Bad Behavior: Avoid Hollywood Drama in Your Culture

In the last several weeks, a host of celebrities have made allegations of sexual harassment or assault against Harvey Weinstein.

If you are unfamiliar with the story, suffice it to say that Weinstein, a powerful Hollywood mogul, appears to have used his position and influence over numerous women in an attempt to coerce (even demand) sexual favors.