Brilliance Extraction

Habit tracking

Practice One-Minute Habits And See Exciting Results

Let’s talk about habits. Since we live at least 50% of life by routine (some say it’s 90%!), the quality of our habits is essential. Thus it is a good idea to evaluate your habits once in a while.  Which ones do you like?  Which ones don’t you like?  Or: Which ones are serving you? …

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Abraham Lincoln

How Abraham Lincoln Created the Gettysburg Address

Abraham Lincoln (1809 –1865 ), the 16th President of the United States, was an incredible leader. He has several compelling habits. As I was studying them, I tripped over something I found fascinating. How did Abraham Lincoln create his famous Gettysburg address? According to historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Lincoln had an unusual method for assembling his speeches. …

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exit conversation

Collect Your Gold Nuggets Before They Go Away

Most businesses spend much effort on hiring. We write a job description, recruit, select the right candidate, and onboard.What about offboarding? What can we learn from doing a great job at offboarding? Some companies do exit interviews; others don’t. If you do them, which questions are you asking? Are you planning them, or are you …

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hamster wheel

Getting Off the Hamster Wheel. Is Moving To Planet Brillonia In Order?

Being in business is not for the faint of heart. It may seem like a great idea to open a business and escape working for someone else. “I’m done with that,” often is the thought. I can relate! Been there, done that – and still doing it! And I’m loving it. It is not always …

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Problem-solving

Consider A Spherical Cow

How do we solve problems? How do you teach others on your team to solve problems? In a recent nugget, I talked about complexity and how to stop it from being a “hot potato” that keeps being thrown into your direction. In problem-solving, we seek to reduce complexity as quickly as possible; intelligently, of course. …

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mindfulness

Your Secret Weapon To Mastering Delegation

Recently, it hit me: Brilliance Extraction makes you more mindful. In the process of Brilliance Extraction, you learn to observe your thoughts and document them. You then get much better at transferring the expertise and wisdom (aka “brilliance”) you exclusively held in your brain. In other words, mindfulness is a powerful “weapon” we use in …

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water drops

A Steady Drop Shapes the Rock

How are caves formed? How did the stunningly beautiful landscapes form, from the Grand Canyon to Bryce Canyon (and many more)? All these geologic wonders form through a steady drip of water. You could say, maybe the drops are not so steady because it doesn’t rain consistently every day. But on the geological timescale, it …

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