In Cloud We Trust

The Magic Takeover History repeats itself as we forget our past.   We have all this knowledge at our fingertips but we are easily distracted.  While we are distracted by work, political issues, family and more input than ever before in human history, our brains can only handle a very limited amount of information cognitively and …

DiZzzzRuuPt33rrr a Short Story

Asking 4 Change You set a goal that calls for you to change and you realized while you start down the path of change, that change is difficult. If you decided for some reason that you need to change your life, it won't be easy.  You will disrupt yourself.  I am not telling you this …

Don’t Give Up – Keep Going

Irrational Optimism Personal struggle? Looking for a job? Hard time with the boss? Hard time with the employees? Hard time with the family? Just having a hard time? Many people get depressed and look towards medication or other tools to help them just get a boost to adjust themselves.   Others turn towards drugs or alcohol.  …

Working Out Loud: Speaking to Leadership (Part 2 of 5)

Speaking with Leadership and Working Out Loud Part 2 "Speak Up" Show up whenever possible (Part 1) Ask to speak with senior leaders; chances are they will see you.  Advocate for yourself and others. (Part 3) Speak to the heart and mind. (Part 4) Have faith and courage. (Part 5) “Senior leadership isn’t interested in …

Boiling the Frog – Human Factors around Sharing

The parable of the boiled frog is told to create a shared understanding around the key challenges in coping with change. Frog in Hot Water The story as told by many over the years is that if you put a frog in hot boiling water that it will immediately jump out as a natural response …

The Context of Perspective

Chipping Away Day after day, we chip away on the mountains of work or things we need to do in our lives at home.   A lot of people live in "unintentional isolation," which creates some complexity with regard to our ability to be holistically better. A few years ago, I read a book called …

Knowledge Management and Healthcare

Saving LivesIn that moment when you realize that what you are experiencing is real and you have been shaken into the understanding that you are a human being; frail, fragile and living only for a short time this one moment can define or redefine your whole life.Most of us live our day-to-day lives in a …

On Forgiveness

What is Forgiveness? Stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake. http://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/forgiveness Mustering up genuine compassion for those who have wronged us, instead of allowing anger toward them to eat away at us, is the course of action recommended by most psychologists. http://www.wikihow.com/Forgive Forgiveness is the renunciation or cessation of resentment, indignation or anger as a result of a perceived …

Why I Think Business is Personal **Remembering Arden**

I met Arden (aka Spook) in the late 1990's after I was lucky enough to get a job at a little internet startup company called ExisNet.    I was troubled by some of life's lessons and I was looking for myself.   Spook was one of the supervisors at ExisNet, he was a Marine (retired) …

The Doctor will See You Now – Context = Business Quick Fix

Chances are if you go to the doctor you will have a short conversation, a quick check up and some blood work.   When your results come back your doctor will call you in to discuss your findings.   If your doctor practices medicine as a modern practitioner and there are any problems found they will look …