As humans, we need to judge. Our survival depends on it. Judgement is how we assess danger. It is a tool for survival. Yet, judgement threatens our ability to empower people. Why? Because it prevents us from understanding them.
My parents always told me I could be whatever I wanted to be. I believed them. It’s not how good I am, it’s how good I want to be. In It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be, Paul Arden examines this concept in detail. I’ve converted my favorite takeaways and quotes from Arden’s book into personal mantras below. Each of these statements is powerful and deep in its own right.
It is hard to write those words. After nearly four years as CEO of PeopleKeep and nearly six years leading Zane Benefits (now, a PeopleKeep subsidiary), I've decided to become a ski bum. I’m kidding. I was asked to resign. While the path forward doesn’t include me, the Board is more aligned than ever on the next steps for the company, and I support the direction.