Are You at a Shift Point?

If you’re my age or older, there’s a pretty good chance that at some point you learned to drive a manual transmission (aka a stick shift). It’s also likely that you’re familiar with terms like “3-on-the-tree” and “four on the floor.” If you’re younger than fifty, it’s less likely that […]

Peace on Earth?

You’ve heard it before, especially around the holidays – “peace on earth” (sometimes accompanied by “good will toward men”). This phrase is sometimes used to discuss the concept of world peace. If you’re like me, the concept of peace on earth or world peace can feel and seem overwhelming and […]

The Answers Are In Your Stories

There’s no doubt that we all would benefit from some form of training and development, personally and professionally. Similarly, I’m confident that many of your team members would benefit from more training and development, and they certainly would benefit from having a mentor. Life and leadership is definitely a matter […]

Embracing the Flaws

Let’s agree on one thing: nobody’s perfect. See, that wasn’t that hard. But if we know this to be true, why are we always working so hard to be perfect? It seems to me that the pursuit of perfection is not only doomed to failure, but also sets us up […]

Keep It Simple©

No, I am not writing about the already tired and overused K.I.S.S. concept (Keep It Simple, Stupid), at least not in the way that you’ve read about it before. However, I am suggesting that you focus on simplicity in how you think, believe and decide because simple is the only […]

Are You Committed?©

Well, are you? You would think this would be a simple question to answer, but it’s more difficult than you think because of the glaring lack of commitments in our culture and businesses. This absence of clear commitments is one of the key reasons that we are struggling with accountability. […]