Category: Making a Difference

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…

The Spillover of Failure

It was a privilege last week to work with a group of people trying to launch big, scary & creative ideas into the world. They have ideas. They want to make a difference. They brought their big, scary & creative ideas. We discussed what…

#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…

Change, Loss, and Resistance

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

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