Send the Elevator Back Down

Fundamentals: If you have done well for yourself, it is important to share your experience, knowledge and time helping others.  This aligns with healing or repairing the world through action. While words may inspire, the action of pushing the button to send the elevator goes a bit beyond the words.   It is representative of a …

I am the Difficult People

What would you do if you had to deal with you? Do you know you?  Many books talk about toxic people in the workplace or dealing with difficult people without really digging into the idea that you may be a difficult person. What if you are a difficult person? What if this is in your …

In Folks We Trust- Trust Challenge

Our Trusted System Our water, our food, our fuels,  our driving, our flying, our entire existence depends on inherent and implicit trusted relationships.   To simplify this to the basics, imagine as you drink a glass of water, coffee or other while you read this post, how many people had something to do with the drink …

Make Time to Help

There is NO Time If there is no time at all to help other people, something is wrong.   In life and work, there are transactions.  These are micro exchanges and opportunities for kindness and service.  Even if we are running at the gym, we can do something small to help someone else.  It could be …

No Experience Required

The Band Plays Music For the generation that grew up without the internet, people had to learn by memory and recall.  A polymath would study and master knowledge from disciplines by way of person to person learning and practice. When someone became a master or became knowledgable in many things, this was celebrated and in …

Veteran Complexity – Depth Perception

Hey, Shipmate In this post, I am starting to dig in a little to some of the complexity in feelings about my service.  This post is a bit of reflection and some digging in and learning.  I am not addressing whether or not this is right or wrong, only in the expression.  This is for …

Collaboration Services – Leadership

Technology today drives "the way" (methods) in which most of us collaborate.  Successful collaboration depends on "collaboration patterns" which are independent of specific technologies.  The mistake many people make is to depend on commercial collaboration technologies without investing the time and resources to understand the complexity. Organizational success for collaboration services depends on the overall …

Time for You ~

Art Project Consider yourself taking some time to do something that pulls you out of your comfort zone. Work on something different. Work alone with yourself. See what you can make and do. This year, I have been pushing myself to learn and grow from an artistic perspective.  The work is generally small and I …

The Rube Goldberg Effect*Meeting Tech

I love technology - Meeting Room 3325A Big tables, small tables, fat tables, round tables, square tables, long tables, high tables, short tables.   I have seen rooms with advanced video tech. I have seen rooms where none give a heck. I have seen meeting rooms designed for the future. I have seen rooms that require …

A Moment of “Thanks”

From the words of Mr Rodgers. "So many people have helped me to come here to this night. Some of you are here, some are far away and some are even in Heaven. All of us have special ones who loved us into being. Would you just take, along with me, 10 seconds to think …