“The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.” Arie de Geus Everyone strives to have a competitive advantage. The ability to obtain knowledge that puts yourself or your company a step ahead of your competition is sought after with incredible fervor. Learning applies to a multitude of situations and can bring a heightened sense of motivation and confidence to the way that you work. So how does learning bring about a competitive advantage? First, learning is humbling. It opens your eyes to see that you do not know everything there is to know. You have to ask forRead More →

“If you need help bark like a dog.” –Gendry “That’s stupid. If I need help I’ll shout help.” –Arya (George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings) Asking for help. Do you find it difficult? A simple request for help can be one of the hardest questions for you to get out of your mouth. I know that it is for me. I love this quote because sometimes our needs are disguised. You may feel like it’s safer to sound like a dog barking, but really, you are longing for some help or guidance on what is going on at work or in your life. YouRead More →

Leading well takes an extraordinary amount of trust. Trusting yourself and those around you is at the core of building healthy relationships when leading an effective team to success. In trusting yourself, you must be willing to change: change the way you think and change the way you lead. Creating a culture of trust begins and ends with listening. You must be willing to listen to those around you. In addition, you must choose the voice that you are listening to in your own mind. What is feeding your thoughts? Are these thoughts healthy? The way that you think about yourself determines what you areRead More →

It is what gives us the strength to step over the ledge, to take a leap into the unknown despite the possibility that we may fall flat on our faces. Thomas Foster writes about our battle with this saying, “As thrilled as we are by the prospect of flying, we are also frightened at the prospect of falling.” Does our fear of falling outweigh our yearning to be able to spread our wings and fly? Faith is not about having enough data or knowledge to step out and make a decision. In fact, it seems to be the opposite. When we take a step ofRead More →