Courageous Conversations for Adults and Kids

ENGAGING IN COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS Many discussions we have at with each other “feel” intractable.  Intractable conflict exists when multiple parties see something in concept or form in opposite or dramatically different ways.  Conflict of this type is categorized as "Protracted." "Destructive." "Deep-rooted." "Resolution-resistant." "Intransigent." "Gridlocked." "Identity-based." "Needs based." "Complex." "Difficult." "Malignant." "Enduring."  The result of …

Leading Bryce – Young Leader Challenges – How to Support Them.

“Confidence is a very fragile thing.” – Joe Montana My son Bryce is a 15 year old dynamo. He is a musician, an artist of sorts, a philosopher, an athlete and a polymath. It is a challenge to keep up with all of his interests. He also has the latest generational knowledge base and the …

When We are Free to Be

I said " I want to be.. and she said you are.." I left my role at BMS to do a few things with my life. I wanted to prioritize my family, my dreams and rescope my future. I had a plan and as plans go, things went a different way. At BMS, I had …

The Bot Advantage

Holiday Season and Scarcity If people fight over a box in the store, what do you think they are willing to do out of the store? Let me start with a simple story. Once upon a time the Cohen family noticed that every time we went online to buy the Xbox console, we could get …

The Rise of Virtual Companies

Photo by ThisIsEngineering on Pexels.com For the past few years, I've been writing about the near term future of work. I didn't predict Covid but the observation and predicted remote working scenarios are starting to happen now. Microsoft Vision KM / Digital and Run and a few other posts The Now of Work are some examples. While …

The Following Truth –

Happy Sunday.. You ARE amazing! Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com

All Broken and All Good

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The political climate and emotional escalation has driven many people to extreme anxiety. Our planet, our economy, our lives feel out of balance and at risk. Historically, we could use humor to relieve some pressure but even humor is not as readily available to us. We are now all coming …

The Most Courage ~ Life Long Learning

I believe in life long learning. Life long learning is challenging as we get older because we have the illusion of knowledge. Of course, we have gathered a lot of knowledge over the years and we are shaped by what we have accumulated but a library full of old dusty books doesn't lend itself well …

Focus on Moments not Memories

TIME Time passes by touching me at every moment,yet slipping through my fingers like water.Leaving only a trace of its existenceonly a memory …only a thought …Only a yesterday…As I write, it is goneslipped through againstill now is, herenow is gone..now is only a memorya minute passedI do not want to be only a memory..living …

Perspective on People Surveys &Talent

The Process Damage Good people aren't hard to find, they are right in front of us. Across many industries the conversation about talent is top of mind. Over twenty years ago a wired magazine article predicted in 2020 that people would need to evolve quickly in their ways of learning. See the article here https://www.wired.com/2000/07/the-year-2020-explained/