I believe the world is full of potential. In people and organizations, potential lies fallow. My greatest satisfaction and happiness is driven unleashing potential.
Look around this site; you’ll find posts driven by this purpose. You can also find me around the web on the social sites below.
We don't cook meals by randomly throwing ingredients into the oven, yet we sometimes approach our businesses this way. We need a plan.
No business is the same, so the recipes must be adapted to the unique circumstances. This requires thought, planning, and testing. Sure, that sometimes this means failure, but with each failure comes refinement for success.
I've been tweaking these recipes for a while and leading teams to success.
Every organization has the potential for success. Most fail for lack of planning and measurement.
I'm not perfect by any means, but I've baked a lot of meatball cakes--enough to make the future betterImage used via creative commons license by Enric Martinez.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.Michael Jordan
“I didn’t have to wait to be picked, I picked myself.”Mark Schaefer
Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people.Seth Godin
Common ground is critical for communication. If there is no common ground, then there are two people talking (up/down) to one another, and that’s hardly a conversation.
You’ve likely heard, “don’t eat an elephant at one time.” This has always seemed to apply to major projects. Even little tasks can become overwhelming without notice. Overwhelmingness applies to the little things. You have permission to take a step, give it a shot, go, and possibly fail.
Since the watchdog outed the $46,000 logo design of the state of TN, Facebook has been a tizzy. Every part-time designer on The Facebook has shared their opinion. Here is my rant on why Tennessee can’t cave like the ill-fated Gap rebranding of 2010.
We’ve fallen in love with “happiness,” but happiness is satisfying only as much as scratching an itch.
The cars, the house, the clothes, and all the stuff can be overwhelming. What if you could leave it all behind and reinvent yourself would you? Would reinvention bring happiness?
Change will come. Holding on to our “work” too tightly can lead to disastrous results. The “art of work” releases us to think about our accomplishments differently.
Whether you have the best team on earth or inherit the team of misfits, like Coach Dale, loving them is the difference between winning a game and transforming and forever altering lives. Loving isn’t something that you have or you don’t. It is a journey that may feel good at first but requires great commitment and humility to actually see results. It is not easy or fast or glorious.