Category: Change the World

The Autopilot Problem

Relying on Autopilot while flying or in our lives may cause us to lose essential skills.

Why I Don’t Like Working With Me (and how it explains why others don’t either)

Understanding the patterns of self-imposed standards and the impact on others.

A Hope-Filled Plan

We make plans all the time. One of best parts of coaching is helping leaders, organizations, and people make and carry out plans. Over the years, I have noticed two distinct types of plans. Plan type one is the safe bet. Rooted in “reality”…

I Do It: The lesson from a 3-year old

Meeting new people is great. Meeting this particular group was great because they are new (so you can ask a ton of fun questions and hear new stories) and they are going to be connected with us moving forward. As I reflect it was…

A Changed Mind

It started out like any other goal setting session. One person was a little late. When they arrived, there was instant credibility as they entered the room. They took their seat at the head of the table. Head of the Table. Introductions. Head of…

#Worthless

When you work with people and companies, you hear a lot of stories. Some stories leave you a little speechless. They are young, talented, and are always working. I don’t mean they work a lot, I mean they are always working: weekends, nights, and…

Permission

I have been wrestling with how to close out a project that has been consuming my mind, energy, and emotions. The project is a risk, and includes trying to help others launch their big ideas into the world. I have learned a few things…

New Ideas

There is a problem with trying to bring new ideas into the World. The problem is the resistance. The resistance tries to wear you down, so you will stop trying. At first glance you may think that the resistance is only on the outside….

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…

Treat Them Well

Treat them well. Who? Your employees. Why? There are a few reasons. Reason One: Well treated employees are more productive, engaged, treat customers better, and will contribute to your bottom line. Employees (the right ones of course) are great assets who provide service, innovate,…

Descriptions versus Reasons

Canadian Bacon. It is a thing we are into at the moment. Each week, I take a number. I stand in the long line. Numbers are called, I glance down at my number. More numbers, more glances. Don’t want to miss it. Anticipation. The…

Making Cabinets

“It was easier when I was making cabinets.” “Why, what was different?” “At the end of the day, I could see and feel my progress. Now I just deal with people and it is hard to know if I accomplished anything.” As I reflect on…

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