Trimming Back the Brush

It was the beginning of the summer and the bushes started to grow very quickly.  At first, they were just sprouting in all directions which created a messy disorganized very natural appearance.  A few weeks passed and they started to get bigger and overtake some of the other flowers and plants in the garden.   With …

Decision Rights

There was an old man who lived in a mountain.  He was wise and smarter than all the people in the region. When tough decisions were to be made, people would go the mountain and call him down for advice and in most cases to decide on matters. One day a young boy was given three goats …

Katabasis Required 4:10

How does a person run 100 miles? How do people rise up from great tragedy? Why does it take a war, a fight, a battle to bring people closer together? In life and as part of our work, it always amounts to some fight or battle.  I am not telling you that I understand why …

Buddy @ Work

It's time to shut down at work and get going.  You had a tough day and you have to get home.  It is getting late and the sun is going down or totally gone from the scene.  The pressure from work is building across teams and you are thinking about ways to solve tough problems …

Organizational Technology by Popularity

Being right doesn't equate to being effective. 

Born as Many Die as One

On Death and Life Last week my wife and I traveled to see a friend off into the next world.  It has been difficult to navigate the complexity of death in both thought and discussion.  It also brings the reality of our mortality closer to the edge of our daily consciousness.  The obvious concept here …

The Echo of Influence

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay How well do you influence others? Do you think that influence has anything to do with trust? Why do you think influence is important in home life and work? For many good reasons, people seek to influence others. What are some of the reasons that you seek to influence …

Career Aspirations – What you Want

Bess Mucherson What do you Want? If you want something, there is a good chance you can get it. All of the adages may apply in terms of doing hard work, setting goals, and objectives and putting the effort in. There are also shortcuts to getting what you want but as with anything else, there …

Shadows aren’t Reflections

Photo by Jeffrey Czum on Pexels.com When someone is walking with their back to the sun, the shadow cast is an impression based on the position of the sun relative to the person. This perspective represents a potentially distorted and dark outline of ourselves. Many of us look at shadows of ourselves in a figurative …

Spend Time Working on You

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com Pressure at work may always keep you hopping but going from task to task even if you capture information about the work is like digging an endless ditch. It is critically important for you to spend time working on yourself. The work you do for yourself benefits your organization and …