Ambassador of Expertise

Expertise, like mastery, is an infinite pursuit. Expertise is not something you are or achieve, it is something you practice, refine, and share with the world. Whereas, if you claim you are an expert, you are referring to a title that you have already obtained. That game is over. Therefore, identifying as an expert is […]

Russian Doll Method (Pt. 2)

Pt. 1 I like mapping models on top of other models. Even though no two models are exactly the same, it is in overlaying ones that are similar enough that you begin to see more opportunities for how to flexibly apply them, especially when filtered through the practices of self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-reflection. ⁠⁠When we […]

Feelings/Emotional Labor

“I commit to feeling my feelings all the way through to completion. They come, and I locate them in my body then move, breathe, and vocalize them so they release all the way through.” Commitment 3: Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, and Kaley Warner Klemp At the beginning of last year (2021), I started a new […]

WHAT Are You FEELING?

At Market Force, we teach leaders to distinguish between moods and emotions.  Moods tend to last longer in duration because they reflect the persistent background conversations you are having with yourself about the future. Whereas, emotions are more fleeting and tend to be caused by whatever is occurring for you in the moment.  Said differently, […]

Contribution and Impact

Have you ever stopped to consider what is need to effectively apologize? Like most experiences–food, movies, music, books, education, vacations, first dates, interviews, sales conversations, etc.–the difference between effective and “good enough” is due to the inclusion or absence of the essential ingredients required to produce the desired outcome. Sheila Heen succinctly distills what is […]

From Best to Better

“What are the best practices?” has become an inevitable and frequently asked question in this era of quantified self, peak performance, and human optimization. It is a good question, particularly because of the intention to maximize your time and resources in an 80/20 Pareto principle type of manner. However, I invite you to consider in […]

Whatever It Takes?

Unless you are Captain America assembling the Avengers to travel back in time to bring back half the population that was wiped out by Thanos, I recommend NOT having the phrase “whatever it takes” as a guiding principle. The reason being is that “whatever it takes” is a sweeping statement that lacks nuance and, worst […]

Part of the Answer…

When you say “the answer is,” you sound definitive. When you say “PART of the answer is,” you practice sharing an answer that invites curiosity by leaving room for complexity by considering caveats and contingencies. Caveats reveal the limits of your understanding, research, and/or other perspectives on the topic. When you share caveats, you signal […]

Learning/Leading (Two Sides of the Same Coin)

Applying your learnings deliberately and experimentally is an act of leadership. Learning, most of the time, is a process of consuming information that gets turned into knowledge. While reading this blog post, you are consuming information. The percentage of information that gets retained and integrated into your existing neural networks is knowledge. Sometimes, you consume […]

Street Smart vs. Book Smart (False Dichotomy)

The underlying assumption associated with being book smart is that you possess a lot of intellectual theory but lack the ability to practically utilize your knowledge base. Whereas, if you are street smart, you have a lot of intuitive, “real-world” knowledge but lack the theoretical understanding to explain WHY or HOW something works, instead your […]

Learn 9 New Models To Shift The Script

Explore proven mindset shifts to help you recover and regain your composure and confidence when confronted with a breakdown.