Our Only Certain Appointment

We all have an appointment with death. Unfortunately, none of us know when or where our death will occur. This can make our lives infinitely enjoyable or dreadful depending on our perspective on the the life we have. For my two beagles, an appointment has been made. Like me, they have now idea it is… Read More

Own Up and Put Out

Transformation of inputs into outputs – this is the process by which the goals are obtained.  I found the above line while poking around some system thinking pages on Wikipedia.  This is a basic idea of not only systems thinking but also the process approach mentioned in a previous post.  It’s also key to leadership.… Read More

Keep the Head Up

Having a little more time over the holidays affords a time for reflection.  A year ago, I posted Managing Our Time and Distractions and linked to the YouTube video, Look Up.  I still think it’s a good video.  Others do as well as it gained another 11,000,000 views in the last year.  Some of the… Read More

Emergent Happiness

There’s an excellent post at The Good Vader by Julio Lara about the “Anatomy of a Happy Life.” He indicates freedom, variety and change are essential.  He talks of his personal experience and observations which I find correlate well with my own.  A few key points popped out at me including: not allowing our physical… Read More

Do you know the roots of your issues?

Without knowing the cause of our issues it’s really hard to make changes last beyond our attention spans.  As indicated in the previous post, the first step in correcting a problem is to contain the situation so there are no further negative impacts.  The second thing to do is seek an understanding of why the… Read More