Category: Random Thoughts

First Place

There is something special about being in First Place. You worked hard, put in the time and effort, made sacrifices, and you took the lead. This First Place status may be with your customers, your employees, your team, your family, or your relationships. They…

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”…

The Outsider Perspective

Sometimes we gravitate towards people who are similar to us, or have had similar experience. They have “walked in our shoes” and we assume they understand us, our issues, and our struggles. This gravitational pull becomes stronger during training or workshops when you ask…

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…

Historian or Futurist?

  We seem to like history, especially our own history. Our history was created through a series of events. We get comfortable telling that story. We have told that story many times. We keep telling that story. We like telling that story. The pain,…

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…

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