Month: March 2017

Rocks in the Canoe

(Image Courtesy of Imagekind) We either build or inherit organizations. Either we started it from scratch, or we came into the organization once formed. The organization is intended to move forward, presumably in an efficient, smooth, and relatively safe way: Like a Canoe. (Work…

Change, Loss, and Resistance

“They have a new building, a new workplace, but there is resistance, and I do not understand why they are¬†not embracing the change.” In other words, “hey we invested in a new building, a new space, and they should be happy!” There was more…

Wired for Solutions

We have already talked about being¬†wired for problems. We all have different styles, and some behavioral styles have this uncanny ability to scan the environment for problems. At first this sounds negative. Always pointing out what is wrong. But there is a flip side…

The Tribes

Winter here has been weird. In a week and a half, the temps have varied from 65 to 8. Running has been a challenge. Some days are cold, some are warm. My body and my attitude has needed to adjust. Luckily I am part…

Balancing Processes, You, and the Customer

Creating and running a business is not easy work. You have competing demands of your time, attention, and energy. Success increases that competition. Success increases the demands. You start to grow. You start to expand. Things start to break. The old ways are not…

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