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...
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...
Harnessing the Power of Conflict and Crisis

Harnessing the Power of Conflict and Crisis

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 routes I took and...
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...