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Manage to Engage

Apr 29, 2019

Last week, we discussed how both the mission and adventure mindsets are equally valuable and dangerous. They come from a place of either trying to take total control over your life or accepting that you have no control whatsoever, but both of those perspectives are incomplete.


The apparent truth is that you are not...

Apr 25, 2019

In the last episode, I invoked a modern proverb – Life is a journey, not a destination – but you’ve likely heard this at some point earlier in your life, too. Although this is often interpreted as a suggestion to slow down and smell the roses, this helpful saying can also be viewed as a rebuke to the mission...

Apr 22, 2019

In the last episode, we defined the difference between a mission and an adventure.


A mission is like in a heist film: there’s an objective, a plan, and coordinated execution of the plan – and if the plan is not executed appropriately, the objective can not be completed.


On an adventure, on the other hand, you...

Apr 18, 2019

Over the next four episodes, we’re going to engage in a conversation about how we, as people and managers, approach tasks and getting things done – and today, we’re going to frame that conversation by defining the difference between a mission and an adventure.


But, to start off today’s conversation, I invite...

Apr 15, 2019

I ended the last episode by sharing my inner identity crisis, and now I want you to consider your own. When is life calling you to be something different than your self-prescribed identity suggests you are?


Take a moment to think about that question before we get into today’s conversation about how our skewed...