An Uncertain Journey

Imagine for a moment that you been taken on a journey and transported to an unfamiliar place. I use the terms taken and unfamiliar because the voyage was not optional, and the place, while similar to the one you left behind, feels both uncomfortable and foreign. The culture and methods of engagement are different. The… Read more »

The Fun-to-Misery Ratio

A member of my staff once said, “I work my eight hours so that I can go do what I really want to do.” I responded, “Really, I understand that we work eight-hours a day just to breakeven.” His response was memorable, “That is the most depressing thing I have ever heard.” Work-Life Balance What… Read more »

The DNA of Achievement

Technology is no longer a competitive differentiator, leadership is, entrepreneurial leadership to be precise. Given the continual impact that technology has on our lives and the promise of advancements that lay just over the horizon, this may appear a provocative statement. But at the end of the day, technology is still simply a tool and… Read more »


Attention’s Nemesis

Where we focus our attention determines what we accomplish, and ultimately, who we become. Attention directs our intent and concentrates our efforts. It sets our course, and therefore, determines our destination. Stated another way, where our attention goes our energy flows. It is no surprise then, that where we focus our attention is the best… Read more »

Fix It While It isn’t Broken

How many times have you heard the phrase, ‘don’t fix it when it isn’t broken’? In other words, maintain the status quo until change is the only option. However, drawing upon my life experiences, I am making a case for the opposite – fix it while it isn’t broken. As we grow through life experiences,… Read more »


Counterbalance

Close your eyes and think back to high school. Do you remember how you felt as you were approaching graduation? If you are like many, you had a sense of accomplishment and excitement. You were almost done after 12 long years and your imagination began to celebrate the reward of independence and freedom that lay… Read more »

Innovation and the Innovator

We hear a lot about innovation these days, but what is it? Innovation is imagination applied. And by applied, I mean it takes energy. Imagination, without the energy and force of will to achieve behind it, is nothing more than an idea. And ideas blow around like tumbleweeds in the desert, drawing our attention briefly… Read more »

The Invitation of Uncertainty

Uncertainty invites ideas and ideas invite debate. I once read that “when everything is uncertain anything is possible.” Stated another way, when everything is uncertain all ideas possess a spark of possibility. Despite the discomfort it often causes, uncertainty reveals opportunity’s door and an idea is the key that unlocks it. The statement above may… Read more »