The best candidate for any job needs only three prevailing qualities: aptitude, attitude, and willingness.
Break the endless cycle of critique → reply → rejoinder by embracing adversarial collaboration, a method to solve problems more quickly and transparently.
Completing a goal that is no longer useful is a failure. Use kill criteria to trigger reevaluation of a goal because, once set, goals ignore changes in the landscape and don't always age well.
Instinct is a problem solver, intellect is a problem seeker — only together do we act with purpose.
A sense of belonging is powerful and good, it unlocks our whole self. On the other hand conforming to group norms can be a detriment.
When we have complete freedom we lack the guardrails that keep us focused. With constraints in place, when we are assigned something hard, we find we do rise to the challenge.
The Improvement Paradox: To create sustainable capability improvement, current performance first must drop. It's always better to work smarter versus harder.