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Manage to Engage

May 30, 2019

In the last episode, I introduced you to The Competence Paradox.


This is the idea that, on one level, people are always doing the best that they can with what they have; the incentives, resources, and awareness that they are equipped with, in that moment. However, in the next moment, that can all change – and that...

May 27, 2019

What’s the most that you are capable of? How do you know?


The truth of the matter is that, whether you think you’re capable of quite a lot or nothing at all, you’re probably wrong. People are terrible at self-assessment, especially when it comes to assessing their own skill and ability, and this one of the...

May 23, 2019

Leaders generally become leaders because they are predisposed to choosing challenges – and if you are choosing to listen to this podcast to better yourself as a leader and a manager, then you are probably predisposed to this way of framing life as well.


That means, as a manager, you have a valuable perspective to...

May 20, 2019

Over the last two episodes, we’ve established that there’s no mystery shrouding the path to greatness – either you choose to test yourself, or you don’t. It’s a rigorous choice to choose one practice and make it more important than anything else, and when you do, you’ll find that what you learn about...

May 16, 2019

In the last episode, I extended an invitation to all of you:


When you want to accomplish something great, when you look at a challenge in front of you, don’t just look at the content of it; don’t just look at the skills, learning, and actions that doing the thing requires.


Instead, ask yourself, “How is this...