Is it about the leader or the team?

I'm a harmonizer by nature. I don't particularly appreciate rocking the boat. My happy place is when people are in good moods, and...

He's on a what?

"He can't record the podcast until next month." That was the email I received from Adam Landrum's assistant a few weeks ago. I reached...

Do these tools help?

Who doesn't love a good personality assessment? Myers-Briggs, Enneagram, Six Types of Working Genius, DISC, StrengthsFinder 2.0, PXT, and...

One Year Old

Next week, my business turns one year old. I started Adam Tarnow & Company on June 16, 2020. A few numbers. Over the last year, I've…...

Ten things every boss wants

I need your help. I’m trying to solve a problem I see out there in the marketplace. I think I’m close to developing a helpful solution,...

Well, this is embarrassing

Recently I made a deliberate change in my communication. In an attempt to bring more levity to my life and spread more joy, I've...

How Are They Still Around?

The pandemic took out one of my favorite restaurants. Twisted Root in Richardson has been closed for almost a year now. It's always sad...

What does Gen Z want from its leaders?

Sorry, Millennials. You aren't new kids on the block. It's going to feel a little weird, but I think you'll enjoy sitting at the adult...

From the Audiofiles

It's a great time to be a learner. As I discussed in my email a few weeks ago ("I Know Kung-Fu"), learning is a vital aspect of...

Get Ready for WorkLife 3.0

It feels like things are changing. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and it doesn't appear to be an oncoming train. A few...

I Know Kung-Fu

"I know Kung-Fu." Chalk that up as a sentence I've never said. That line is from the 1999 film The Matrix. The film was released...

A Picture of Leadership

The Richardson High School men's basketball team is good. Really good. Don't worry if you didn't know this. It's hard enough to keep up...

Something Is Controlling Your 🧠

I was a freshman or sophomore in high school. It was a random day in the middle of the school year. I was sitting in science class. My...

Disney World vs. Universal Studios

I have survivor’s guilt. My family and I missed the winter weather event of the century here in Dallas. I want to think it was perfect...

Finish It!

If you exhibit three qualities, then Jeff Weiner would like to work with you. Who's Jeff Weiner? He's the executive chairman of LinkedIn....

My Favorite Analog Tool

Analog is making a comeback. Over the past few years, there has been a noticeable shift back to analog tools and technology. Don't...

Eight Seconds

Eight seconds. According to Microsoft, that’s the average length of a human's attention span. Eight seconds is also a 1994 film starring...

Ambition Attracts Attention

Employee engagement statistics are abysmal. Don’t believe me? Just Google “Employee Engagement Statistics.” Finish reading this email...

The problem with core values

Core values. All the leadership gurus talk about them. "A core value is something you're willing to get punished for." - Patrick Lencioni...

 

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