Into the vortex we go…

Into the vortex we go…

As I stew about the current state of our world I allow myself timeouts for deep thought. They are permissible in my mind because I’m crazy enough to believe that I will change the world. Thank you Steve Jobs. On this particular day I’m deep into the...
Misunderstood

Misunderstood

Making Sense of Me Several years ago I hired someone who took all my old family home movies (VHS) and converted them to a digital format. My kids have long since flown the nest, both of them successful, loving humans. Converting the videos was about minimizing “stuff”...
Books! And the Impact of Constant Distraction

Books! And the Impact of Constant Distraction

Distracted or Focused How is your ability to focus these days? You know, the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task? According to Cal Newport in his book “Deep Work: Rules for focused success in a distracted world”, our...
What the World Needs Now

What the World Needs Now

  What the world needs now… …is love, sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of… I’ve always loved that song. In fact it’s been part of my own internal soundtrack for many years. Wait, what are you pausing for? Doesn’t everyone...
Harnessing the Power of Conflict and Crisis

Harnessing the Power of Conflict and Crisis

  Hitting Our Stride I was contemplating my 2013 marathon training and remembering the turning point in that training where I began to hit my stride and my runs seemed to flow. What had seemed so difficult became second nature and I began to get creative with the...
Transformational Tension

Transformational Tension

In his book, Straight Talk on Leadership:  Solving Canada’s Business Crisis, R. Douglas Williamson states, “In order to lead any meaningful and significant organizational transformation, you first need to understand that the inevitable result will be a...