Insights Worth a Revisit

Insights Worth a Revisit

As we bid farewell to 2023 and gear up for the opportunities the New Year holds, I’ve selected a few past articles that I think are worth revisiting. These pieces feature some of my all-time favorite takeaways and outline valuable practices that I use every day to live and lead with purpose. If you find these insights helpful and want…

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Mastering the Art of Responding Versus Reacting

Mastering the Art of Responding Versus Reacting

This article was originally published by Fast Company.  In many sports, when coaches evaluate athletes, they are often trying to gauge their reaction times. A reaction time that is only a thousandth of a second faster can be the difference between making the save or allowing the goal. Fast reaction times are useful and even lifesaving in many situations. When…

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Three Habits to Sharpen Your Strategy

Three Habits to Sharpen Your Strategy

This article was originally published by Fast Company here. https://shanejackson.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/08.23.SJ_.3.habits.strategy-4.mp4 During the settling of the American West, pioneers would hire guides to lead them across the prairies and mountains to unchartered, available land. These guides had to match their knowledge of the weather, potential threats, and the difficulty of each possible route with the capabilities and limitations of the settlers…

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Who Was Your Best Boss?

Who Was Your Best Boss?

Who was the best boss you ever had? And why did you like them? I have asked dozens of people these questions. It’s an interesting way to learn about someone and sometimes a good conversation starter. But I have noticed that I almost always get some version of the same answer. The vast majority of people reminisce about a boss…

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Squelching the “Sunday Scaries”

Squelching the “Sunday Scaries”

This article was originally published by Fast Company here. My wife and I have a tradition that dates back the entirety of our marriage. Nearly every Sunday night, we settle down to watch a movie together. We also occasionally watch shows on Friday or Saturday nights, but Sunday has a unique significance. Our Sunday night movie tradition started while my…

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Lessons for Leaders from Hollywood Writers and 19th-Century Weavers

Lessons for Leaders from Hollywood Writers and 19th-Century Weavers

This article was originally published by Fast Company here. Writers in the film and television industries have recently gone on strike as their unions attempt to negotiate with studios on a number of issues. With the advent of streaming services and the massive disruption they have caused to the economic models of the entertainment industry, it’s no surprise that writers are trying…

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I Need a Vacation from My Vacation

I Need a Vacation from My Vacation

Have you ever used that phrase?  I know I have.  On the way back from a trip that was supposed to be restful and fun, I’m so exhausted that I feel like I need another vacation to rest up before getting back into my normal work routine. As we head into summer with many of us (hopefully) planning for time…

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