Finding the groove.

I played Little League as a kid, usually catcher, sometimes first base. Something odd always happened when I played first, there would be times when I felt like there was “a right place to stand”.  I just knew where to stand, it almost felt like there was in indentation in…

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Stronghold Rescue and Relief

Stronghold Rescue and Relief provides protection and support for families in conflict zones. Operations are currently underway in Burma and Venezuela. You can become a supporter by visiting their website at StrongholdRescue.org. For a video of how Stronghold Rescue began, as well as a summary of their mission, here’s a…

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Stewardship.

It took me a long time to write this. I’ve been in companies where the main focus of the senior management team was their own bonuses. It was literally said in front of me (they forgot I was in the meeting) “Layoffs are coming but don’t worry, your bonuses are…

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Tribal Workarounds

In the absence of knowledge comes ‘this is how I got it to work.” People and groups will fill in gaps in knowledge. If you either don’t train people, or your product leaves areas of ambiguity, then people will take the easiest path forward – they’ll either give up, or,…

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I’ve been re-reading Adam Grant’s book, Originals for the third time and this time, focusing on increasing output and not increasing quality. Sounds backwards doesn’t it? Most people I’ve worked with in the past want to create brilliant work but what Adam points out is, even geniuses like da Vinci…

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