Work, life, money, relationships, and straight-forward advice you can read in under 2 minutes.

How Smart People Can Get Better At Everything

Why We Get Frantic, Then Burnout

How many times have you worked like a fiend on something and then found yourself so burned out you couldn’t bear to even look at it again? You’re not alone.…Read more

  • office-interior-1113tm-pic-1596
    Permalink Gallery

    Why Beauty Matters at Work, And Not in the Way You Might Think

Why Beauty Matters at Work, And Not in the Way You Might Think

One of my clients is remodeling their offices.  Employees have to walk through construction everyday, and it’s having a chilling effect on morale.  When deciding how to manage the construction…Read more

  • Sprig growing in asphalt
    Permalink Gallery

    Why the “My Job is Harder” Fight isn’t a Battle You Want to Win

Why the “My Job is Harder” Fight isn’t a Battle You Want to Win

There’s a human tendency to feel like you’re pulling more than your fair share of the weight. That’s because we only experience the hardships of our own reality. We don’t…Read more

How to Leverage Intuition in Decision-making

I knew it. How many times have you found yourself saying that, after the fact? When you ignore your instincts, and go forward despite a slightly uncomfortable feeling in your…Read more

Why it’s Worth Learning to Manage Your Face

A friend of mine owns a bakery and café.  Her cupcakes are scrumptious, her Caprese sandwich melts in your mouth.  Clients drive miles for one of her macaroons. Her baked…Read more

  • Teacher looking over glasses
    Permalink Gallery

    The Biggest Difference between Success and Mediocrity for Teachers and Leaders

The Biggest Difference between Success and Mediocrity for Teachers and Leaders

Do you remember your most horrible teacher? What about your worst boss?  You can probably still hear their words in your head. I have vivid memories of my sixth grade…Read more

Invite the Best Version of Your Boss to the Meeting

How often have you tried to figure out what your boss wants? The boss is the unseen participant at every meeting.  The boss might not be there in person, but…Read more

  • Pharrell Williams
    Permalink Pharrell WilliamsGallery

    The Real Driver of Great Innovation via Alexander Graham Bell and Pharrell Williams

The Real Driver of Great Innovation via Alexander Graham Bell and Pharrell Williams

Does innovation come from within, or is it driven by outside forces? We often think of innovation as a random stroke of genius, a spark of creativity ignited by a…Read more

Why We Wait, Before Giving It Our Best

I’m willing to do it, but I’m not sure he is. It’s the biggest obstacle to making a positive change.  We want to know, for sure, that the other guy…Read more

Why Words Matter and How to Choose the Right Ones

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Whoever said that probably never had a parent call them stupid.  They probably also never knew the…Read more

The Grim Satisfaction of the Subtle Skeptic

They’re the subtle skeptics.  They don’t openly oppose things.  Instead they stand on the sideline judging and evaluating before they decide whether or not to participate. For example, imagine two…Read more

  • trophy
    Permalink Gallery

    Why Giving Everyone a Trophy Sets Us Up for Failure at Work, and Life

Why Giving Everyone a Trophy Sets Us Up for Failure at Work, and Life

Giving away meaningless trophies doesn’t inspire anyone to new heights of improved performance.  Nor does it build self-esteem. The token trophy movement that started in peewee soccer is having a…Read more

The Big Mistake People Make About Noble Purpose

Do you have a Noble Purpose?  Or do you just sell stuff? We all want to do good.  But doing good outside your business is not enough, if the actual…Read more

  • gs34000-110413-worklife
    Permalink Gallery

    Why Work-Life Balance Is a Flawed Concept, And What to Do Instead

Why Work-Life Balance Is a Flawed Concept, And What to Do Instead

Work life balance is a flawed concept.  I don’t know a single successful person who feels like they have mastered the equation.  Yet the myth of the perfectly balanced life…Read more

Guest Post by Linda Henman

A great piece about culture from my colleague Linda Henman, who recently visited the Isle of Skye to learn more about Clan McLeod because her daughter is marrying into the…Read more

How to Get More Done and Be Happier

For many years, I worked for a crazy person.  Her name is Lisa, and for a decade she was the worst boss I ever had. I confess; I’m a recovering…Read more

The Sales Leadership Expert at Forbes

Lisa on Forbes.com

Lisa's Blog: Life on Purpose

Why We Get Frantic, Then Burnout

How many times have you worked like a fiend on something and then found yourself so burned out you couldn’t bear to even look at it again? You’re not alone.…Read more

Read The Life on Purpose Blog

interior-feed-twitter
Lisa on Twitter