From a distance, the rock face appeared to be a sheer cliff. Up close, even the sun couldn’t displace the shadows hiding its rough and uneven features. I would learn later that the US Military used this climbing ‘wall’ for training. A Wall? This was a mountain in the heart of the Colorado Rockies and I was going to climb it –blindfolded. [Read more…]
The Great Migration of the Serengeti has much to teach us about our efforts in the business world. Almost 2 million animals make the 1800 mile journey each year as they fight to survive predators, drought, and fire. Hmmm… Sound like a regular day at the office? Here are a few lessons from the grassy plains, savannas, rivers, and gorges of the African Serengeti. [Read more…]
Doesn’t everyone want to be part of something ‘cool’? Yes, it is simply human nature. A paying client definitely wants to be part of something special AND wants to be someone special. In fact, a client pays good money to purchase a membership in your ‘club’ or business. But, not every business has a Cool Club. [Read more…]
The phrase ‘root cause analysis’ conjures a range of employee responses from “Oh great, management is gonna fire somebody!” to “Finally, we needed to get to the bottom of this issue months ago.” After your organization experiences a failed project or client-facing effort, [Read more…]
Are you looking ahead, forecasting, predicting…um, guessing? Yikes, this is a tough place for detail-oriented or clarity-driven leaders to feel comfortable. That might be why it is so hard to keep our leadership activities at ‘high-level’ or as Heifetz and Linsky suggested in Leadership on the Line, ‘stay on the balcony’. [Read more…]
We are quite familiar with the negative stereotypical descriptions of Generation Y. Millennials are “presumed to be lazy, entitled, delusional, narcissistic and unreliable.”* (Ouch!) But, Russ Minary,** Founder of On Purpose Enterprises LLC, has a new take on the differences [Read more…]
Very encouraging group of [professionals], insightful discussion based on thoughts provided by Michelle, great to pause in the middle of the day for prayer and reflection.
L.S. Castle Pines, CO