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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Promises and Exemptions

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 7 min read

What is the value of a promise? More importantly, what are the consequences when a promise is not honored? Here is the unfortunate truth… People don’t always honor their promises Brands don’t always honor their promises Governments don’t always honor promises I have had friends and acquaintances throughout my life who have fallen short on […]

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Dig Past Predictable

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 5 min read

It is far easier to say what you want than it is to create the conditions to get what you want. I’ve been consulting clients in some form or fashion for the last 14 years and over that time, I’ve noticed something. Whenever I’m doing an assessment or an inquiry with a new client — […]

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The Art of Reframing

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 7 min read

When was the last time you revised your resume or went on an interview? Whether you realize it or not, you were engaged in a storytelling exercise. Your resume is a story What you say in the interview is a story Your web and social media presence is a story Anytime we communicate toward a […]

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Sales is a Leadership Opportunity

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 7 min read

How do you feel about sales? Do you enjoy the initial qualifying meeting? Do you relish the close? Does every part of it make you want to run and hide? How we feel about sales is a product of our experiences on both sides of the sales equation: as the salesperson and as the prospect. […]

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Business, Politics, and Heroes

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 9 min read

I’d like to return May 2022 for a full refund. I have the receipts. This past month was one of the worst in recent memory. The barrage of bad news kept on coming and I have no doubt that it will continue. Consequently, this blog/podcast/newsletter was less active in May (see afterword). So, now that […]

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Working Through Tragedy

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 5 min read

What’s it like at work right now? Are you engaged? Are you excited? Are you present? Check in with yourself. Now think about your team. Back to work In just the last 24 days, we’ve had a lot on our minds. Lots of people are struggling to maintain the veneer of holding it all together, […]

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Nurture Curiosity

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 9 min read

The process of becoming superhuman is an important, life-long pursuit. A commitment to the process will never fail to impact your personal and professional success and well-being. Beyond that, it can also have a profound positive impact on the success and well being of others. A few years ago, I conceived of the Superhuman Framework […]

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Bigger than Business

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 4 min read

“That doesn’t belong on Linkedin.” Business and labor are fundamental components of our lives. Work is one of the primary places we spend our time and energy. The dominant function it occupies in our lives is to provide the necessities for survival, and so it is something we consciously think about. Yet, at the same […]

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The Death of Professionalism

  • Jeff Gibbard
  • 5 min read

What does it mean to be Professional? A Professional (noun) is someone who is in the paid for their work, or their Profession. Professional (adjective) is also used colloquially as a descriptive term where the term is assigned to certain types of behavior, clothing choices, and expectations. The opposite of Professional (noun) would be Amateur […]

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