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Manage to Engage

Jun 27, 2019

In the last episode, I introduced you to the concept of Desirable Difficulty, or the idea that personal growth and evolution only happen as a result of butting up against and working your way through a difficult problem or situation.


Is it fun? No. Is it necessary? Again, no.


But is it necessary if you want to...

Jun 24, 2019

How engaged were you in school?


When you were taught a new principle in class and then given a homework assignment to do before the next class, were you engaged?


What if, instead, you were assigned the homework first? What if you were asked to do something really difficult, something that challenges your ability to...

Jun 20, 2019

Throughout this series, I’ve come back to the question, “Who do you want to become and how are you using your job to become it?” If you don’t have the answer to this question, then you are, by definition, not engaged at work – and if you don’t have an answer to this question, I’d venture a guess that the...

Jun 17, 2019

If you normally listen to these episodes as a fly on the wall, I’d like you to approach today’s episode a little differently. I want you to put yourself in the seat of a person on this coaching call and imagine that I am asking you the questions that I ask in this episode.


These questions are meant to help you...

Jun 13, 2019

In the last episode, I introduced you to the Good Vs. Less Bad paradigm. We often have the option to make a system in our life good or less bad, and more often than not, we choose to make it less bad because making it good comes with costs that we don’t want to pay: emotional discomfort, facing the unknown, and actual...