Poking the Box


Entrepreneurial spirits have a need to make things happen. I finally finished reading ‘Poke the Box’ by Seth Godin last night and I loved it. Poking the Box is about our ability to see unique opportunities and develop a decision based plan and strategy for action. Most of us have a very hard time thinking […]

Organizational Artifacts: Blurred lines or Precious Gems?


At the heart of all organizations lie the observable artifacts, and we as leaders influence them. Observable artifacts are all of the things we notice; the things we see, hear, and feel when we engage in a new group setting in an unfamiliar culture. Observable artifacts are all of the visible parts of a group’s […]

Preparing for Change


Change is born of dissatisfaction. Dissatisfaction with our current state, with our processes at work, with our finances and relationships, with ourselves. We don’t have to stay stuck, we can choose to change. Change happens in three phases. The first is in acknowledging there is a need to change and progressing to preparing to change. […]

Motivation or Innovation?


Do you crave better results? Better results in your health, in your business, in your marriage…..in your life? If you want results, you better get innovative. Can’t seem to find a way to afford that 335i? Want a Fortune 500 company? Maybe you just want a nice set of 6 pack to die for abs. […]

Fear and Failure-The Emotional Constraints of Leaders


< As a leader we can be the driver of the emotional constraints not only of our employees, but also ourselves. Which type of emotional constraints affect you most in your teams? Fear of being criticized? Fear of making a mistake and looking foolish? Avoiding conflict in group discussions even when you know your idea […]

Somep’n’s Gotta Change


It is puzzling to me, in both my personal and professional life, when people say that they want innovation yet they then seem to employ every option they can to stop it. In organizations we complain about what does not work, and proceed to squash the first idea that comes along to fix it. In […]