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23 10, 2017

If You Read One Article About Ideas, Read This One!

By | 2017-10-20T14:32:30-08:00 October 23rd, 2017|Creativity, Dialogue, Ideas, Meaning|

BOOKS: Ideas Bound I have long had the habit of reading more than a book at a time… Since the advent of the Amazon Kindle, however, this has become something that is second nature. I don’t think it odd, and, with the ready access to who-knows-how-many books and samples I carry around, it [...]

12 09, 2016

FOCUS: Of Course You’re Reliable! RIGHT??

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:18-08:00 September 12th, 2016|Authenticity, Communication, Credibility, Customer Experience, Focus, Good Business, Leadership, Meaning, People, Trust, Uncategorized|

Are you Reliable? The far end of reliability is taking things for granted, right? You hop in your car, perform some kind of ignition action, and you just EXPECT the car to start up so you can go do what you need to do. You head into the barbershop or salon you've been [...]

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 [...]

15 02, 2016

What is the Truth about Now for You?

By | 2018-03-24T15:32:42-08:00 February 15th, 2016|Authenticity, Awareness, Decision-making, Leadership, Meaning, Reflection, Small Business|

The Arrow of Time     “Well, that happened.” That’s still one of my favorite movies quotes. It’s uttered (actually more “admitted”) by Bob Berrenger (Alec Baldwin) upon crawling out of an upside down car accident in the movie State and Main. He seems a bit dazed, but not very concerned, despite [...]

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 [...]

13 07, 2015

Do Your Passions Make You More Human?

By | 2018-09-16T14:53:02-08:00 July 13th, 2015|Awareness, Creativity, Good Business, Innovation, Interesting things, Leadership, Meaning, Reflection|

Signature of Richard P. Feynman (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It is much too easy to burrow into your business and go deeper into the knowledge, building more depth and expertise in that area so you can be an even better resource for your customers. But doesn’t this turn you into [...]

30 03, 2015

Laser-focused Business Goals!

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:42-08:00 March 30th, 2015|Decision-making, Good Business, Innovation, Leadership, Meaning, Problem-solving, Small Business, Smart Business, Strategy|

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/461555359 There are a lot of ways for business owners to formulate, define and drive to their business goals. A mentor I had while I worked at Microsoft had three goals he printed on a 3 x 5 note card and taped that to his monitor. He told me that if what he was doing [...]

11 12, 2014

Work-Life Blend: The Holiday Edition

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:07-08:00 December 11th, 2014|Collaboration, Good Business, Health, Leadership, Meaning, People, Productivity, Small Business, Smart Business|

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/72541471 It doesn’t matter really. If you’re a solopreneur, a director of a corporate business unit, a team member at an international enterprise or any other kind of role designation, you run into this. Work and business don’t stop. In a lot of cases, they speed up at this time of year. Yet, you KNOW [...]

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