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
Recently, I realized that a few off-hand comments had a major impact on my journey. More importantly, I realized the power of the spoken words on the lives of those around us.
What is essential? What is important? Nourishing our bodies is no different than nourishing our souls. Sometimes we need to push away.
There are pat answers about what it means to be a leader, but what really matters to you. Here is a list of things that I like and dislike in leadership.
Creators make “stuff;” critics, critique. This is a brief post about trying to do more cool stuff and less complaining about bygones.
Something happened at a point in my career when I became overloaded. It didn’t happen all at once, but when I finally realized how “stressed” I was, it was too late. I’m not a psychologist and I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night, but these following steps have helped me manage some of the stress in my life.
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.