So, one of the essential practices I teach is to pay attention (in big and small ways). When we live with a mindful presence to the moment, more of life opens up to us. Of course, all sorts of problems occur when we don't pay attention. Here's a million dollar example. Unbelievable. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article6469706.ece
OK, so I'm driving yesterday in Florida after a day of coaching. I notice a Hummer coming up on my right side. Hummer's attract attention just by showing up. But this Hummer belonged to a realtor. And of course that means this guy's car is a rolling advertisement. OK so great, I get why some [...]
I was talking with a manager recently who was lamenting the fact that all he did was fix problems. "It's like, take a number. They just stand outside my door in a line and bring me their problems." Managers should help remove obstacles and provide the space for creative solutions, no doubt. But, if [...]
Been busy, been writing (focused on my next book), but I'm back to blogging and more coming soon...
What in the world are some of our police officers thinking? Thank you, thank you for what you do. But, what the heck leads a police officer to tazer a 72 year old great grandmother? http://www.examiner.com/x-536-Civil-Liberties-Examiner~y2009m6d2-Texas-cop-Tasers-greatgrandmother You have got to be kidding me.
I recently heard a fairly senior level executive speak about leadership and the state of things in his (the) organization to a group of employees. More times than I can count, she said, "Well, 'this' or 'that' would be a really good thing for us to do, but we just can't agree on it." Or, [...]
So, I needed to change my address on my car insurance policy. I hopped online and clicked the "change address" link. The first thing that popped up was a question that had zero to do with changing my address. Or, at least that's what it appeared like to me. I wasn't even sure which option [...]
If you are a leader, and we asked your team what your "vibe" is like today, what might they say? Are you deflating, inspiring, energizing, lethargic? Your daily vibe matters. It's not that you should be always "happy." (gag) But, your ability to harness your emotions in a positive direction, over the long haul, will [...]
I walked outside my apartment and saw a guy (an artist with a studio across the street) taking pictures of his art. Well, it was a little more entertaining than that. It appears to me, because I don't know him yet, that his primary artistic medium is, paper. He makes sculptures out of paper. They [...]