Category Archive: Innovation

You want something new but you’re afraid

Yesterday I had a conversation with a person who longs for something more than what they are currently doing. They feel trapped. Current responsibilities wall them in. They fear taking a leap into… Continue reading

Facing the dreaded JUMBLE

This is the “J” installment of my “Alphabet for Leaders.” Jumble means confused or disordered mass. The need for clarity has a dangerous side. You’re future certainly holds a jumbled mass. When you… Continue reading

The “H” word for leaders – History

“There are defeats more triumphant than victories.”  Michel de Montaigne Personally, my past failures are far more useful and productive than my past successes. Of course, we shouldn’t seek to fail. However, I… Continue reading

The dangerous answer-man

I like to give people answers. Knowledge is power so I wrongly think answers enhance my power and elevate my status. However, answers get in the way. For example, in a recent meeting… Continue reading

Top down thinking

In top down organizations information flows up and decisions come down. The military is an example of a top down organization. People in top down organization exercise top down thinking. They aren’t designing… Continue reading

“What works” is holding you back

You haven’t reached higher in life because you’re doing what works. “What works” is a set of strategies and skills you’ve developed because of your past. In other words, “what works” enables you… Continue reading