Tips for Top Performance in an Important Job Interview

Here are some tips to increase the odds that a high-stakes job interview goes well:

  • be yourself: be honest…be genuine…be sincere.  It is not worth being someone other than yourself just to land the job because in the end it will not be possible for you to continue being the person who got the job. Continue reading

A Plan to Eat Right for Life

Nothing tastes as good as being fit feels” is a good mantra to run through in your mind over and over as you concentrate on taking in only enough calories to live as they say Eat Right for Life, in order to get and stay fit.  You should also exercise (see this post for details on how much) but controlling calorie intake is essential to get, and stay, in shape.

The chart below summarizes and organizes years of study and experience along with wisdom from experts into a straightforward set of steps that you can work into your daily eating routine. Following the approach, complemented with regular exercise, has changed my life.  I feel better now that I weigh 40lbs less than at my peak, I am more active than I have ever been, and I have more energy for not only work but also the fun things in life.

I hope you find it useful:

Eat Right for Life

Note on Letters of Recommendation

Students, parents, teachers, and those who write letters of recommendation for admission to a high school or college often underestimate how much of a difference the recommendation makes.  Those who take recommendations seriously and who work to make them the best they can, find it a relatively easy way to get an edge on the competition. Continue reading

Why leaders should demand that everyone in their organization never do what they are told to do.

I tell everyone who works with or for me that they are never to do something because I told them to do it.  I do not want or expect people to do what I ask just because I told them something. Instead, I want them to do what they do because they understand what they are doing, they know why it makes sense to do it, they believe that what they are about to do is the wise and right thing to do, and they want to do it. Continue reading

How leaders of early stage organizations should think about Boards to improve their performance.

Many CEOs and their leadership teams orchestrate meetings with their boards to:

  • Show how great they are and how well things are going
  • Avoid leaving the meeting with more to do than when it started

There is a lot more value that can be derived from working with the board but it takes a lot of work in building, cultivating, preparing for, and working with boards. Continue reading