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
Whatever happened to genuine conversation? Planned posts and personal brands rule engagement, and we are growing further apart from really engaging. An email I received yesterday hit the right spot. It was engaging, and it reminded me of way back when we would actually reach out and touch someone.
Acts of intentional caring go a long way. In this post, I tell the story of my dad’s ability to spread light and cheer to those around him by engaging people and caring about them.
The Hawthorn cannot be the Redbud or the Magnolia, it is inherently, genetically, and uniquely the Hawthorn. In the naked wood, the Hawthorn adorns its splendor, which is a beautiful reminder of one of my favorite quotes, “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”—Oscar Wilde.
My confession. I can’t write, but this too shall pass.
Do we force our way or adapt to others? Flexing is one of the most difficult yet most successful ways to engage clients.
A little thought on the fools and the wise.
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