Category Archive: Stress

Crisis precedes innovation

Just before innovation people feel, frustration, stress, even hopelessness. For example, your company raised the performance bar while restricting resources.  The people “up stairs” don’t get it and you just know you’ll never… Continue reading

Don’t Collaborate?

***** Most organizations bow down to the value of collaboration. Today, I’m shooting the sacred cow. Collaboration isn’t always useful or necessary. Furthermore, collaboration can be cumbersome and ineffective. ***** Collaboration is useful… Continue reading

The Power of Commitment

A risk free life is a boring life. Yesterday, a college senior and I discussed life and career choices. He feels stressed. He realizes a decision today may establish the direction of his… Continue reading

The “G” word for leaders – Gibberish

This is the seventh installment in the series I’m calling “Alphabet for Leaders.” Today it’s the letter “G.” Have you listened to a leader saying the same thing over and over again? I… Continue reading

Getting Serious about Fun

This is the sixth installment in the series I’m calling “Alphabet for Leaders.” Today it’s the letter “F.” Fun = what provides amusement or enjoyment; Playful often boisterous action or speech. People talk… Continue reading

The Race is won or lost in the mountains

It usually consists of 21 stages and covers approximately 3,500 kilometers (2,200 miles). It’s the world’s most grueling bicycle race, The Tour de France. Race observers suggest all winners excel at individual time… Continue reading