18 07, 2016

Still Waiting For That Expert “Top Ten” List?

By | 2018-11-08T16:00:11-08:00 July 18th, 2016|Ambiguity, Authenticity, Awareness, Blogging, Communication, Conversation, Creativity, Customer Experience, Entrepreneur, H2H, Meaning, Reflection, Small Business, Smart Business, Strategy, Thoughts, VACC|

Top 10! It's not all that hard to be different, because you are. I made an observation recently in a meeting about the tension we have in each of us to both fit in and be utterly unique. This applies to individuals (this is America, after all...individuals are a huge, almost obsessive focus of our attention...) [...]

20 06, 2016

FOCUS: Is It Destiny or Just a Feeling…or WHAT?

By | 2018-06-15T15:56:26-08:00 June 20th, 2016|Ambiguity, Authenticity, Awareness, Creativity, Decision-making, Entrepreneur, Focus, Leadership, Meaning, Problem-solving, Productivity, Small Business, Smart Business, Strategy|

Decisions and Discernment How do you arrive at the thing or things to focus on every day? There are innumerable items that float through my brain every day, usually just at the time the alarm goes off (if I’m lucky and don’t wake up early…). Living in a particularly woodsy [...]

1 02, 2016

The Emerging Truth About The Change of Business

By | 2018-09-07T14:04:02-08:00 February 1st, 2016|Ambiguity, Authenticity, Awareness, Change, Credibility, Decision-making, Good Business, Leadership, Problem-solving, Strategy|

Change Dealing with Change is a Class-A Pain! No, really… First, what does change mean to you, your life, and your business? Is it rapid, gradual, ignored, accepted or the object of ‘magical thinking’? Second, how do you manage? Can you really manage without engaging a fortune teller and hoping against hope you [...]

27 07, 2015

Do You Know The Lie of “Comfortable with Ambiguity”?

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:39-08:00 July 27th, 2015|Ambiguity, Awareness, Conversation, Meaning, Reflection, Strategy, The Journey, Thoughts|

Caterpillar using a hookah. An illustration from Alice in Wonderland (Photo credit: Wikipedia) How many jobs have you had where the expectation was that you would be “comfortable with ambiguity”?  Be honest….is anyone really Comfortable with Ambiguity?! Or is this just the company’s way of stating the obvious: everything changes, so hang [...]

17 03, 2015

Is Innovation Dead?

By | 2018-06-15T15:52:16-08:00 March 17th, 2015|Ambiguity, Creativity, Decision-making, Innovation, Leadership, Problem-solving, Strategy|

Innovation? “Innovation” has become a flat buzz-word in business. I think we may have finally beat it into unremitting grayness, which is unfortunate. If ever we have been in need of creative and unusual solutions to problems, it is this moment in which we find ourselves. Even the concept of “disruptive innovation” has [...]

3 02, 2015

Open the Box – A Fish?!

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:44-08:00 February 3rd, 2015|Ambiguity, Communication, Content, Conversation, Creativity, Customer Experience, Good Business, H2H, Open the Box, Problem-solving, Productivity, Questions, Small Business, Social Media, Strategy| Awhile back I was working through a visualization exercise mentioned in Steven Pressfield’s book “Do the Work”. My first post regarding this can be found here and if you search my blog you’ll a number of other visualizations that I’ve found useful using this. Let me summarize what this entails: Imagine a box with [...]

5 11, 2014

The Forecast Myth

By | 2017-09-21T08:55:43-08:00 November 5th, 2014|Amazon, Ambiguity, Decision-making, Good Business, Google, Small Business, Smart Business, Strategy|

Really BAD weather! I’ve always associated the term “forecast” with the weather. Coming from the Midwest, I am culturally inclined to a near obsession with the weather. Few places have unchangeable weather, and living someplace where a tornado, a blizzard, a scorching heat wave or some other short or long term event can come slamming down on [...]

3 01, 2014

Disruption, recovery and space

By | 2017-09-08T13:48:50-08:00 January 3rd, 2014|Ambiguity, Awareness, Decision-making, Employee Engagement, Leadership, People, Problem-solving, Productivity| While completing my Masters degree I was vicariously introduced to Clayton Christensen of the Harvard Business School and his many works (a sample) concerning disruptive innovation.   Greatly interesting stuff and required reading for anyone in business or those who are creative and wish to understand the business world’s take on how this [...]

2 12, 2013

Comfortable with Ambiguity?

By | 2018-10-12T12:47:46-08:00 December 2nd, 2013|Ambiguity, Authenticity, Awareness, Decision-making, Entrepreneur, Leadership, Meaning, Problem-solving, Strategy, The Journey|

English: Diagram of Schrodinger’s cat theory. Roughly based on Image:Schroedingerscat3.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Acceptance of ambiguity is a by-word in corporate America today, if job descriptions are any indication. Not just acceptance but whole-hearted embrace seems to be the price of admission.  I find this call interesting, if only [...]

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