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I'd like you to consider If you are breathing today, there is an opportunity for you to do something wonderful. There are thousands of religions, maybe they are all right and maybe they are all wrong, that is for you to decide. The planet is getting warmer, doesn't matter why. A global pandemic is becoming …

The Geography of a Person’s Passion

Sunday Morning For the past 5-6 months I have participated in a forum for up and coming corporate leaders. The opportunity presented to those who make the investment is concerned with the separation or identification of ones self relative to the identity we have in business. Many of us become the label of our business …

Should We Always Expect the WORST in Products and Services?

A Week of Fails Photo by Maria Gloss on Pexels.com For every service we purchase, every ticket we buy, every item and every interaction, we should now expect less. I find myself having to reset my expectations every single day on the quality of goods and services purchased. Global companies are politicians making promises they …

The Mentee

Dirt and Stuff The Gift I considered this morning that if I make it to 90+ years old that I will always want a coach. The time that people have invested in me is the biggest gift I could have ever received. I think we often take mentorship lightly. There is always learning in both …

Incredibly Uncredible

Factoring in Relationships Overall, I have had a really good career. I started at the bottom in IT and worked my way into leadership stepping through many roles. Early on my work was very technical and as years past, the work become more technically abstract. What I've learned along the way is that nothing is …

Asking Me Operations Goals and Planning

 Process and Demand | Operations Goals / Plan Recently asked about high level strategic basics with outcomes. Providing a high level template with some places to start. Execution (Strategic Goals and Outcomes) Mission, Vision, Scope, Objectives tied to Overall Goals. Leadership laying out the foundation and principles to follow. Utilizes assigned and other resources to …

We Can’t Have Real Conversations Today

Say Anything It's a Safe Place (Vegas Rules) When I am allowed to ask questions in a safe space or place, there is a risk. If I do ask a question and the question reveals a possible political or social position all of the weight of the assumptions around that position automatically apply. This means …

Watching Gandhi and Open Questions for Today

Photo by Kaique Lopes on Pexels.com Nonviolent solutions to a violent world. In 1982 Ben Kingsley played Mahatma Gandhi in a story reflecting on Gandhi's life. As I watched the story, I looked at history to see the alignment along with materials that Gandhi created and some thoughts on his overall impact today. I've come …

Never Ending 9/11

Photo by Unknown had it on Google Photos Today is 9/11. It is 20 years since the attack on the US and from my perspective we are far worse off today than ever before. We are destined to react and respond vs prevent and proactively protect ourselves. Our way of life is under attack and …

Angry About War?

Does our withdrawal from Afghanistan bother you? If so, why? War of 1193 Take a look at these numbers https://www.defense.gov/casualty.pdf <-- click the link Photo by Tom Fisk on Pexels.com Publicly the US has formally declared war about five times https://www.va.gov/vetsinworkplace/docs/em_datesNames.html but historically speaking there isn't a time in American history that we haven't been …