Did I ever tell you that I have various notebooks where I collect questions? It’s a practice that I picked up many years ago, doing so sharpens my thinking, helps me ask better questions and enables me to extract insights from conversations. The rule is simple: ask better questions to get better answers.
Archive for: April, 2022
3 Powerful Mental Models For Thinking Clearly
Clear thinking is rare, because thinking is hard. Show me someone who thinks clearly and I’ll want to know their process for achieving it. Personally, I’m more concerned by being seen as someone who thinks clearly than someone that’s called smart. You can be smart, but you won’t be able to communicate and influence if you’re unable to think clearly.
7 Lessons From Think Again by Adam Grant
How often do you change your mind? I don’t know of anybody who keeps a journal of the amount of times they change their mind during the day, week, month or year. Changing our mind isn’t something we deliberately aim to do, but it’s necessary for our growth as people. As Adam Grant, author of Originals, says in his book Think Again: changing your mind does not mean you’ve abandoned your principles. It means you’ve evolved.
3 Ways To Become Aware of Your Thinking Blind Spots
Do you like making bad decisions? I’m 100% sure you don’t and would rather make good ones. Unfortunately, making good decisions isn’t easy when you don’t know why you make bad ones in the first place. So, why do we make bad decisions? That’s a good place to start…
The Best Leaders Don’t Clone Themselves
I was sitting in a Starbucks recently minding my own business and overheard a conversation between two people. It seemed to me that one of them was coaching the other person on some leadership challenges, and my ears perked up when I heard the “coach” say: you have to create a clone of yourself.
What is One Skill You Think Everyone Should Learn?
What is one skill you think everyone should learn? Have a seen a version of this question going around Twitter for the last few weeks. The question is subjective, and so is the answer anyone gives, because it’s not very specific. For what purpose? To accomplish what? In what context? For ones whole life? You get the idea…