Nine Peoples’ Favorite Thing

Nine Peoples’ Favorite Thing

There’s a line from a musical, called “Title of Show,” that goes, “I’d rather be nine people’s favorite thing, than a hundred people’s ninth favorite thing.”  That line got me thinking. A lot of people may say that — but when the rubber hits the road, do they really...
Leading Groups vs. Individuals

Leading Groups vs. Individuals

A lot of leaders think they’re supposed to have ALL the answers ALL the time. They think they need to be ALL things to ALL people. And, sometimes, there are aspects in leadership in which that is true: a CEO needs to speak to everybody when they’re giving a...
What If People Could Change?

What If People Could Change?

We don’t really trust change. At all.   Do we? I can hear some of you saying: “That’s not true, we change easily, all the time!” Really? Then let’s change; you go first. 😃 I think we accept the obvious examples that we all “change.” If we didn’t, then we would like...
FACE THE TIGER

FACE THE TIGER

Photo by Rick L on UnsplashHere’s a fact as old as time: Our brain is always trying to protect us. Our natural instinct is survival, so we are constantly trying to figure out what nearby dangers loom, in order to take appropriate action and protect ourselves. Even in...
Education vs  Experience

Education vs Experience

Photo by Roman Mager on UnsplashThese days, there are ALL KINDS of classes out there — promising all kinds of results for all kinds of people needing all kinds of skill sets. When it comes to professional development, it’s tempting to think that any and all education...