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What Are You Avoiding?

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply.  Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Almost everyone likes to brag about their work ethic, or at least likes to feel pretty [...]

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Something Different

“Do not take life too seriously.  You will never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard Normally in this space we’re talking about leadership, or change, or some kind of challenge we face in our [...]

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Who’s Steering This Ship?

“Once we choose hope, anything is possible.” – Christopher Reeve I try not to write blog posts about the same topic over and over, but as I write this today I’m still thinking about last week’s [...]

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Choose Your Own Adventure

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world.  Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” – Alan Alda I’ve been reminded a number of times over the past several weeks [...]

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No Time For Coasting

“The easier it is to do something, the harder it is to change the way you do it.” – Steve Wozniak Complacency is one of those things we always attribute to other people.  On some level, we equate [...]

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Things Left Unsaid

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw So many leaders I talk to express frustration about the situations they find [...]

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Play Your Part

“I am in competition with no one.  I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone.  I am simply trying to be better than the person I was yesterday.” – Unknown I’ve had several [...]

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Still Not Enough Listening

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” – Steven R. Covey I know we talked about this same topic not that long ago, but it keeps coming up [...]

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Busy Doesn’t Mean Valuable

“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.” – John Wooden Early in my career, I worked for an individual who measured the value of those who worked for him by the number of hours those people [...]

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Yesterday’s News

“People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.” – Bill Vaughan In general, most people like stability.  We want to wake up in the [...]