If the game is Pictionary, you probably don't want me as your partner. The simple fact is, I can't draw. My animals tend to look (at best) like bloated pigs with crooked legs. To be honest, I've relegated myself to stick figures because to venture beyond (mostly) straight lines is a dangerous choice. If you [...]
Adapted from the book, Tribal Alchemy: Turning What You Have Into What You Need. (2016). Dave Fleming. A Tribal Alchemy Resource. --- In the first three sections of the book, I explore a process that ingenious tribes use to turn what they have into what they need--in order to overcome challenges and seize opportunities. In [...]
A number of years ago a friend asked me to speak to her college art class about artful living. The college was located in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I arrived early—which seems to be a dysfunction of mine— and decided to walk around the streets of the city. At one point, I noticed a cluster of [...]
This meme really gets it wrong. When I first saw the meme, I was certain the creator meant only to inspire. I'm sure the message intended is something like, "Hey, take a look at what this guy did this week. Are you sure you're living up to your potential?" The trouble is it's just not [...]
https://youtu.be/o7jWKy85SYc The question is not, "will your strategy let you down?" It's, "when your strategy lets you down, what will you do next?"
I read a lot of articles on continuous improvement. What I'm noticing is how much of the current focus on continuous improvement is just reprocessed platitudes. For example: Idea from an article: Be innovative! (OK, thanks. I already knew that). Idea from another article: Hey, ya know, it's not just about innovation. (OK, thanks, [...]