Leading Leaders

One of the best compliments I ever received was when a friend told me that I was a leader of leaders. He was also a leader, so it meant a lot coming from him. I’ve had this topic on my “to write” list for years now, but every time I attempt to write it I’m… Continue reading Leading Leaders

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How To Make Amazing Friends

A reader emailed me recently and asked how I’m able to have such a great group of friends who are so adventurous and into crazy ideas like buying an island and other properties around the world. I certainly don’t take my friends for granted, but because I’m surrounded by them constantly I do sometimes forget… Continue reading How To Make Amazing Friends

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Some Thoughts on Marriage

When I asked for blog topics before writing this annual batch, I got a lot of great suggestions with almost no overlap at all. The one exception? Everyone wanted to know what I think about marriage. I think that this comes from my history as a pickup artist, and a perceived incompatibility with the two.… Continue reading Some Thoughts on Marriage

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Your Three Social Layers

One very common thing I work on with coaching clients is social skills. Through that work I’ve seen a lot of common patterns and have come to use a three layer model to think about and discuss how people are interacting with the people around them. If all three layers are in good shape, you… Continue reading Your Three Social Layers

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Simulating Others

One of the most common errors I see amongst well-meaning people are errors of awareness. They’re people with the ability to influence and they only want to help, but they lack a fundamental awareness of how others will react. This is particularly unfortunate because their efforts go misguided and can harm rather than help. The… Continue reading Simulating Others

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