HiStory

History it’s a part of everything we do. Each decision we make today is based on the history and experience of yesterday, and the day before that, and the day before that, etc… The same goes for us in work. Each company, position, offering, or service we create has a history behind it. The history is always a series of …

The Road

The road, everyone walks on one and is headed somewhere. Our destination is something that we can intentionally choose or we wander aimlessly hoping to end up somewhere decent. The road itself is not the same for everyone. It is unique in location, twists and turns, and mountains and valleys, but the principles and lessons that can be learned are …

Lines In The Sand

Clarity is often taken for granted and treated as a commodity. Clarity is often forgotten about and overlooked. Clarity is worth more than seems at first glance. Clarity is something people are searching for. Clarity is a guide that allows us to move forward. Clarity draws lines and reveals the boundaries to us. Clarity allows us to serve others. Clarity …

R-O-A

Responsibility and ownership are essential to a productive and effective team. They are the cornerstones of meaningful work, team morale, and pride in accomplishment. However, there is a third piece to this architecture and without it ownership and responsibility can turn poisonous and destroy a team from the inside out rather than build it. The third corner stone is authority. …

Perfect Practice

Practice makes perfect. It’s a simple phrase with good intentions but highly inaccurate. Perfect practice makes perfect. Learning to practice better is the journey. It’s not about perfection it’s about growth. It’s about refinement and intentional decision making. Improving how to practice is key. It requires reflection and correlation.

Corners

Corners are everywhere. They are milestones for our lives. They are course changing decisions that need to be made. Corners are always there; we just don’t see them until pressure is applied. Sometimes they are subtle other times they are blatant. Corners refine tribes and cultures and either unify or divide. Corners make or break leaders. They are also known …

Art

Art is an expression of ourselves. At the very core of it, it can be a selfish venture to showcase one’s self or one’s view to the world. Oftentimes we create art in our work and it becomes personal. We take pride in the detail, the planning, execution, and final product that we created. Then someone comes along with critique …

Titles and Chapters

The Title is an obvious way to let people know what your book is about. It’s a simple way to communicate the sum of the thousands of words that have been written before they are read. Though most will not fully understand the title until they have actually read the book. The real journey always begins with the first chapter …

Hello

Hello–on the surface it’s a simple word that we use everyday. Underneath, it’s a complex word that ties in deeply to our culture, childhood perspective, and daily interactions that occur within our individual microcosm. Consciously or unconsciously each of us have assumptions when it comes to saying hello. Here are a few things you should know and probably already do …