Become a Seer

Effective leaders are seers. This means they discern “what is” and imagine “what could be.” In this episode of, Thriving Together, we explore what it means to see, how to do it, and why it matters. The better you see (discern), the better you lead. See well.   Dave

Become a Seer2020-06-22T18:38:58-04:00

Episode 25 – Lifework – Want to tap potential, life a fuller life? Make Friends With…

The way to a full life is found in pursuing a rather disorienting dynamic. Eric Fromm put it this way, The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.   In this episode of Lifework, we’ll explore the power of uncertainty and how [...]

Episode 25 – Lifework – Want to tap potential, life a fuller life? Make Friends With…2020-06-24T09:05:56-04:00

A Rubber Fig Tree, Transitions, and New Online Course

She named the tree Rufi. There’s been a rubber fig tree in our backyard for over ten years. It predates me. When I met my wife (almost 10 years ago), the tree was in a pot in her backyard. I don’t recall the tree being all that big back then. I mean it was in [...]

A Rubber Fig Tree, Transitions, and New Online Course2020-04-25T07:19:27-04:00

Episode 21 – Lifework – Meditation on the Gifts of Life

As we face these challenging days, it’s easy to take fort granted the gifts of life. In this mediation, as we breathe and slow down, we’ll reconnect our appreciation for simple but powerful life-gifts.   Dave

Episode 21 – Lifework – Meditation on the Gifts of Life2020-04-12T17:55:30-04:00

Make Conversations Count: Opening Doors for ideas, insights, and wisdom

As a kid, activating the enter/exit doors was my favorite grocery store activity. I loved it, even anticipated it. I remember the big rubber mat on either side of the door. When you entered or exited, you stepped on the mat and presto, the door swung wide to welcome you or send you on your way. [...]

Make Conversations Count: Opening Doors for ideas, insights, and wisdom2019-07-21T15:09:22-04:00

Level One Influence: My Presence Matters – The Five Levels of Influence (Part 2)

This is part two in the series, The Five Levels of Influence. You can read part one here. For reference, here are the five levels: My presence matters My presence shapes the behavior of others My presence outlasts my presence My presence can shape the presence of others My presence can contribute to achievements beyond my [...]

Level One Influence: My Presence Matters – The Five Levels of Influence (Part 2)2019-07-01T09:49:06-04:00

Is Your Influence Quotient Working For or Against Your Leadership (The Five Levels of Influence, Pt. 1)

Colin O’Brady is trying to cross the Antarctic alone. You can read about this attempt in Hilary Brueck’s Business Insider article. To put the trek in perspective Brueck posted this map. I’m not sure how far away Colin is from another human being, but based on the map, I’d say he’s got plenty of openings [...]

Is Your Influence Quotient Working For or Against Your Leadership (The Five Levels of Influence, Pt. 1)2018-12-17T17:10:48-05:00

The Ingenuity Lab Podcast: Toxic Pivots – 3 Strategies That Will Help You Deliver More Authentic and Strategic Messages

The way we "message" important information and communications matters, a lot. In part two, of this two-part podcast, I explore three strategies you can use that will help you avoid toxic communication and instead deliver messages that energize people to advance important elements of your mission. You can listen to part one HERE.

The Ingenuity Lab Podcast: Toxic Pivots – 3 Strategies That Will Help You Deliver More Authentic and Strategic Messages2018-12-10T11:40:29-05:00

Podcast: If you’re doing this one thing, you’re wrecking the creative energy of people around you

Are you wrecking the very energy you want from the people around you? It's easier to do than you might think. In this episode of, The Ingenuity Lab Podcast, we explore a subtle but insidious communication behavior that wipes out the creativity, ingenuity, and effort you need to achieve critical results. And what is this poison-packed [...]

Podcast: If you’re doing this one thing, you’re wrecking the creative energy of people around you2018-11-25T11:16:25-05:00