Shawn Abrams
Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness

I wanted a Tesla because I think they’re cool. They work on electricity, they have a laptop size screen in the center console, they have sentry mode, and they can drive autonomously. I had this reoccurring daydream. I park my Tesla and go to work. At some point in the...

Birthplace Brooklyn

Birthplace Brooklyn

I’m from Brooklyn, New York. I grew up at a time when slap-boxing was poplar with urban youth. You had to slap-box 3 people just to leave the block you lived on. What the bigger kids didn't know was that they were preparing younger guys like myself for hard life...

You Think You Know Me

You Think You Know Me

This graphic really shocked me. I polled 100 people and all 100 responded to the questions. Most respondents said they have known their manger for 1 year or more but, when the same pool of respondents was asked how well they know their managers, most said: Somewhat....

Good Problems vs. Bad Problems

Good Problems vs. Bad Problems

Take some time to think about the problems you have. Are they bad problems or good problems? Good problems are good for us as they bring us closer to where we want to be. When I wrote Leading in the First Person I got stuck on cover design, marketing, obtaining book...

Grow For It!

Grow For It!

For years I've trained people to 'replace' me. Oddly enough, only a small number of people were willing to adhere to the lessons for growth. It may seem as if the reveal of the responsibilities are bigger than the title. This is true and that's what makes it so...

The Sound of One Hand Clapping

The Sound of One Hand Clapping

Writing and publishing Leading in the First Person helped me to help others. I had some really trying work and personal relationships. The stories, lessons, production, and fear of self-publishing a book was a great distraction during that time of my life. But, this...