Tag: accountability

Eel Gloves

(Image Courtesy of adirondackalmanack.com and USFWS) Sometimes we can be hard to pin down. Sometimes we wiggle and squirm our way out of accountability, progress, or accomplishment. Sometimes we say we are going to do something, but try to slip out of it. A good friend…

Hard Choice Ahead

(Images created on roadtrafficsigns.com) The interview went well. They answered the questions. They were hired. After a few months their performance begins to fade. You hear from a few people around the office that deadlines are missed. Others are covering the work that is…

Let Me See Your Calendar

Often we wrestle with getting certain projects or activities completed. There are times I wonder if procrastination should be elevated to some sort of art form. The level of creativity that abounds when avoiding certain tasks is nothing short of a masterpiece. If procrastination was…

It’s Running Itself

You have an idea. You are excited. You tell others. You may even have a plan. Then something happens. You walk away, and assume that they are implementing your idea, your vision, and your plan. In your mind, “it’s running itself.” Your work is complete, because…

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I mentioned a while ago about my habit of calling a few friends on the way to work. These morning calls provide us with a way to keep “the cup” away from our homes, and give us some time to connect and process out…

Untethered

There may be a better word, a better term, or a better way to describe that interesting feeling that comes from feeling completely scattered and overwhelmed.  However you describe it, the unanchored position during chaotic times can undo us.  Unfortunately, this untethered state can…

We Just Need a Strong Leader

Working with teams is great.  But, I have noticed a pattern.  When there is difficulty, conflict or lack of communication an interesting pattern emerges during the various sessions.  What I hear during these sessions is consistent. Sometimes these statements are a muttering in the…

Theory, Paper and Real Life

Sadly, a lot of times I am better in theory or on paper than I am in real life.  I have certain beliefs about the way the world or people should be, how they can better connect with and work with each other and…

Bringing the Cup Home

Typically, “bringing the cup home” is a good thing.  Unfortunately, not all awards are for positive achievement. There are a few friends that I talk to regularly, usually while driving to work in the morning.  These morning calls have become a way to connect…

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