Behold! The Visionary.

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 11 min read

Who doesn’t love a good story? Like a story of overcoming adversity, of perseverance, of triumph? We like those who buck the status quo, who disrupt industries, and who despite being pioneers and trailblazers, who make it all seem within reach. These folx, who we call visionaries, are able to see past the present into […]

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One Day Late

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 6 min read

Wow, look at that. It’s Friday. “But, I thought Becoming Superhuman came out on Thursdays?” If that’s what you were just thinking, then you are, in fact, quite perceptive. But there is a deliberate reason this was published one day late, which will make sense by the end. What do you mean? I spend a […]

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The First Pancake

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 9 min read

For every stack of fluffy, buttery, golden pancakes, what immediately preceded it was an ugly, first pancake. It’s almost inevitable that the very first pancake of any batch is going to be ugly, and poorly executed. The pan isn’t hot enough, or perhaps it’s too hot. Maybe you greased the pan a little too much, […]

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What’s your favorite movie of all time? Until recently, I had a number of movies vying for the title of “Jeff’s favorite movie.” I wouldn’t fault you for thinking it’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. I love that movie, it’s easily my second favorite movie of all time. Dead Poets Society made a huge impact on […]

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Mise en place

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 8 min read

There was a period in my life where I thought I was destined to be a chef. While that didn’t work out, there are a number of lessons I learned from that period of my life that I carry with me to this day. If you want to unlock your potential and be a leader […]

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States of Awareness

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 8 min read

How much do you know about neurodiversity? How about race, gender, sexuality, class, or ableness? I wasn’t “officially” diagnosed with ADHD until college, in the late 90’s. At that time, much less was known about ADHD, and far less was shared openly. The methods of treatment on offer could be boiled down to a handful […]

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The Dent

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 2 min read

“What is the dent you wish to make in the world?” This is the question I ask people who I’m attempting to get to know better. By nature of your existence in the world, you affect those around you. Even without trying or deliberate intention, you are still colliding with everything else in the world […]

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Power Imbalances

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 7 min read

Today, we’re going to talk about power. Power is a concept that would be impossible to cover in a single blog post. Narrowing our focus, we’re going to talk about power at work. However, the very same concepts are broadly applicable in the world outside of work including in our homes, our personal relationships and […]

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Embrace the Mission, or Hide?

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 5 min read

In May of 2008, noted technology-genius and Billionaire weapons dealer Anthony Edward Stark, was kindnapped from a weapons demonstration at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan, and held hostage. At a press conference following his escape, Mr. Stark reflected upon his role in the world and in a surprise announcement swore that he would never sell […]

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Violence and Work

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 7 min read

When we hear the word violence, we immediately think of physical assault. Violence is commonly associated with exclusively cathartic and tangible events that results in bodily harm to another, or property damage. However, this is only the most common understanding and usage of violence. “The intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, […]

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