Tag: Leadership

  • Why We Should Take Each Other Seriously

    Why We Should Take Each Other Seriously

    Do you want to be taken seriously? I would have a difficult time imagining that you don’t. The desire to be taken seriously is the fuel that powers strange personality traits that you’ve likely observed in yourself and others, including: Your Facebook friends who meticulously curate their online presence in an effort to appear as […]

  • Marginalia: “No One Understands You And What To Do About It”

    Marginalia: “No One Understands You And What To Do About It”

    Marginalia is a regular series on Toward Vandalia in which I review the books I’m reading and unpack their most valuable lessons. Today I’m looking at No One Understands You And What To Do About It by Heidi Grant Halvorson. Heidi Grant Halvorson is the Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia Business […]

  • Lessons I Learned From My 2015 Reading

    Those of you keeping score at home know I love trying to find life lessons everywhere (even in movies). Books, of course, are not an unusual source of lessons but reading critically and identifying the thoughts and lessons that truly resonate with you is an enjoyable exercise that adds value to fiction and non-fiction alike. The […]

  • I Am Groot

    Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy stole a lot of hearts over this year’s blockbuster season (I would say “summer”, but it’s winter here in Australia!), including my own. As you know, I love finding lessons in non-traditional places and there were lessons aplenty in this comedic space western. Spoiler alert: engaged. Establishing Your Personal Brand Ain’t […]

  • Make A Habit Of Passion, Learn From Kids, Be Inspired

    The weekend is here again! Rituals were the theme of the week, which happens to coincide with the first weekend link about making a habit of pursuing your passion projects. Kids pervade the other two links by showing us how to channel our inner nine-year-old and allowing for a little inspiration after a disappointing loss […]