Where We Grow In A Pandemic

Where We Grow In A Pandemic

This pandemic has been painful for all of us. Certainly some of us much more than others; they say we’re all in the same boat, but it would be more accurate to say we’re all in the same storm. Many of us are armed with very different boats to deal with the...
Always Remember: 9/11

Always Remember: 9/11

Twenty years ago, like most of us, I woke up to news I couldn’t have imagined in my wildest nightmares. And it didn’t stop. Seeing the first tower hit in NYC was an image that felt not just incomprehensible, but non-duplicatable. Then the second tower was hit, and...
Write It Down

Write It Down

If you’ve ever felt like you just can’t get organized, if your brain feels like spaghetti, if you’re overwhelmed at a problem — many times, the solution is much more simple than we realize: Write. It. Down.  The value of getting all the crap...
Why’d You Have To Be So Mean?

Why’d You Have To Be So Mean?

Have you ever listened to a teammate or supervisor explain something, and you notice your defenses just go right up at their tone of voice? They have great things to say. You’d like to engage. But they’re just being so mean!  I think we’ve all been...
Perfect Is The Enemy of What?

Perfect Is The Enemy of What?

Voltaire said: “Perfect is the enemy of good.” Jim Collins said: “Good is the enemy of great.” Steven Fulmer said: “Great is the enemy of done.”  That’s a lot of enemies.  So let’s break it down. Voltaire was talking about the balance between purpose and resources....
The Opportunity of Leadership

The Opportunity of Leadership

It’s time to bid on your schedule at work. You know the drill: RHIP baby. Rank Hath Its Privilege. “Hey man, I paid my dues; I get whatever shift I want. When you have seniority you get to do that, too.” Or perhaps your version is more literally an issue of rank: You...