The saying Seeing is Believing has been used since biblical times. Most of us follow this philosophy in business. We want to see the financials and understand the successes and failures. Yet then, why, at times, do we turn a blind eye to our employees? This thought came over me as I was re-reading the book Leaders Eat Last… Continue reading Do you SEE the people in your organization?
As I reflect on my career, I find it amazing how biased we all can be. We judge, critique, and make assumptions. I've had leadership "critique" me and make assumptions without personally knowing me. Most of the assumptions that stuck were unrelated to my work performance. She has no creativity or people skills because she is… Continue reading Stick and Stones…
In the last years, I have watched my kids learning to water ski. They would fall and fail but would continue to get up. They kept trying until they succeeded, and all the time we were there cheering them on. It's funny how we change as adults. How often will you continue to try after… Continue reading Failure as a Stepping Stone
While attending school, most of us have heard this at one time or another, “Show your work.” While this was a good idea and easy in school, showing your work has become more and more difficult as an adult. Showing your work (your creativity) can now impart anxiety because it leaves us open to judgment… Continue reading Show Your Work & Creativity
CORE TRUTH TO CORE LIE A few weeks ago, I was speaking with a Millennial about some team building training she was receiving. She said, “part of the team building training was to share your core lie.” “Core Lie, what do you mean,” I said. The moment spurred some research on my part, which led… Continue reading Vulnerability
With Father's Day approaching, I felt that I wanted to write about the advice I received from my father with the most impact. It was 1998. It was the year of the Seinfeld finale and the release of the box office hit -Titanic. Google was founded, and Bill Clinton was president. I was a young… Continue reading A Father’s Advice
Beliefs about missions vary greatly. Some believe a mission is just a bunch of words. Others believe a mission guides an organization or individual. I believe in the latter and that a mission is needed and necessary to maintain some continuity. As stated in a Forbes article on Corporate Missions, " ...a company needs an anchoring… Continue reading Missions – Do you have one? Do you need one?