What is Unconscious Competency?
    By Ryan McCostlin on November 23, 2020 | 1 min read time

    Driving a car is complicated. Pedals and blinkers and mirrors and merging and blind spots. But when we drive to the grocery store, we hardly think...

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    Quality Time vs. Quantity Time
    By Ryan McCostlin on November 19, 2020 | 1 min read time

    At work, the quality of our time matters.

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    How to Really Check In
    By Ryan McCostlin on November 16, 2020 | 0 min read time

    People who are good at maintaining relationships regularly check in. An email. A text. Holiday cards. Maybe some years we get a phone call on our...

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    Creating Work that Endures
    By Ryan McCostlin on November 12, 2020 | 2 min read time

    We just might create something that endures—and survives us—without ever knowing.

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    Thinking for Ourselves
    By Ryan McCostlin on November 9, 2020 | 0 min read time

    “Only dead fish go with the flow.” -Andy Hunt, American software developer, and co-author of The Pragmatic Programmer

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    We Are Not Our Jobs
    By Ryan McCostlin on November 2, 2020 | 0 min read time

    “You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet.” - Fight Club  (1999)

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    Is Your Inbox Driving Your Work?
    By Ryan McCostlin on October 23, 2020 | 0 min read time

          An email is an interruption. Sometimes a welcome interruption. But always an interruption.

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    Tackling the Problem, Not the Person
    By Ryan McCostlin on October 22, 2020 | 0 min read time

      Sometimes people mess up at work.

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    Idea Doubt vs. Self Doubt
    By Ryan McCostlin on October 19, 2020 | 1 min read time

    The creative process, as defined by Wharton professor and organizational psychologist Adam Grant, has six steps. His 2016 TED Tal can be found at 

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    Following Through on Small Commitments
    By Ryan McCostlin on October 15, 2020 | 1 min read time

    In professional conversations, we sometimes say we’ll “check on that and get back to you.” It’s a graceful way of saying, “I don’t know the...

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