2021 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT READING LIST

STOICS + CLASSICS

PERSONAL + INSPIRATION

PRACTICAL + EXECUTION

 

MY WRITING

I hope you enjoy reading some of my articles below. Themes range from personal growth to leadership lessons to business frameworks, but all are based in what I've learned over the years and what I learn with my clients each week.

Check out more of my writing on Medium @jasonrwaller, where I'm a top writer in Leadership.

 
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Deciding to Hire if You’re a Small Startup

In the last few weeks, I’ve had a steady uptick in conversations related to small startups and their hiring decisions. Some want to put the hiring on pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some see this as an opportunity to grab the best talent. In either case, the questions are the same: who do I need and when and where should I start looking? There’s no playbook, unfortunately. Every startup is built from a different set of people. Every startup has a different market and

One Powerful Tool to Clarify Who You Really Are

Half of the coaching conversations I have evolve into a discussion about making a big career change. People often feel stuck, and once they have the space to really dig into what matters to them they realize that the day-to-day grind has kept them distracted from answering one truly important question: “Who am I, really?” Because I work with startups a lot, I tend to attract corporate clients who have a secret dream of starting their own company. But what follows isn’t limite

How Founders Can Build Extraordinary Leadership Through Vulnerability

Core ideas: Courage is the main ingredient of vulnerability Vulnerability is the foundation of trust Trust is the foundation of distinctive teams and leaders Vulnerability is a skill, and any skill gets better with practice I recently had the honor of facilitating an executive leadership program in my hometown of Seattle. It was amazing to bring dozens of area executives together under the banner of personal growth and leadership development, but more amazing still was the fo