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Change; somedays it’s like hugging a stranger…

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  Embracing change is a lot like hugging a stranger. Initially you’re like the little ole woman in the video,  not sure at all you want to wrap your arms around a  long hair, sign weilding, stranger. Then as soon as you open yourself up, your entire world transforms. You see life in new color.  Change can be as intimidating as the […]

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Shoe switching. A practice in empathy, the key to great relationships

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So when was the last time you slipped into a pair of shoes like these? How comfortable would  you be? What might happen if you and your team were better at shoe switching? Shoe switching. It’s a mindset. Call it empathy, understanding, consideration. Shoe switching is the mindset and the practice I engage in when […]

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Play: 30 second video inspiration

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R49Cc20_gnk[/youtube] I’m not that good at play. I mean, I’m fun but I tend to work more than play. How about you? Play recreates and it’s been said that gaming and play is this generation’s literature. So looks like I need to get out and recreate  with a tad more play. How much play do […]

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Clear is Powerful

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Clarity is preferred to confusion in business and life. The clearer I am the more powerfully I communicate.  The easier I make it to understand me the greater the probability that I will add value to you. The more value I offer the greater the potential you and I  have for engagement. Engagement offers all […]

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Perspective…ective; what’s your’s?

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Change. Innovation. Growth. Adventure. What if it's nothing more than considering things from a slightly different perspective? Developing a little different story about how things work…? Thankfully there is not one PERSPECTIVE. NO one has 'the' perspective. We each have 'A,' 'OUR' perspectives. The state of our own ideas, the facts as we've come to […]

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Super Freakonomics Lesson #1: As Candy Is To A Kid

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Like a Kid in a Candy Store, originally uploaded by weekbeforenext. Super Freakonomics Lesson #1: As Candy is to a Kid so is Incentive to Human Behavior On the plane home from Denver Sunday night I read Super Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner. It’s the followup to the national bestseller Freakonomics. […]

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Superfreakonomics Lesson #2: The Law of Unintended Consequences

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CycloCross “Oh, oh” Moment, Utah State Championships, originally uploaded by DennyMont. Yes, when we are mountain biking we try not to use the right hand brake… Super Freakonomics Lesson #2: The Law of unintended consequences. The  law of unintended consequences refers to actions that result in affects and impacts that are unanticipated and or unintended. Put simply […]

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