Embracing the Dark Side

This post could come from different angles as the “dark side” can refer to many different things, some quite fun.  To keep with the nature of this blog, the dark side I refer to is what was previously posted.  The dark side of freedom is our choice and the fantasy of everything we could be or… Read More

Observing and Orienting Ourselves

Most of my posts follow the same structure. There’s an observation followed by an orientation to the idea of managing the business of you.  This approach illustrates the first two steps of a process we all follow when awake.  We observe or experience what’s happening around us.  We naturally orient our experience to our map… Read More

Improving with Feedback

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man.” “True nobility is being superior to your former self.” Earnest Hemingway as quoted by Harry Hart in The Kingsman This quote captures the essence of continual improvement within the framework of Managing the Business of You.  Improvement is about learning.  It’s about increasing our… Read More

Being More Human

A friend of mine shared a Fortune Magazine article with me.  In Humans are Underrated (http://fortune.com/2015/07/23/humans-are-underrated/) by Geoff Colvin, there are some excellent observations and feedback we can learn from and continue adapting to our modern age. Technology is replacing jobs around the world.  Think of robot surgeons, cars and truck drivers.  Software can research legal… 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

What is a Learning Organization?

The idea of a learning organization is typically associated with companies that continuously transform and adapt to remain competitive in business.  Peter Senge coined the idea from his research of systems at the MIT Sloan School of Management and work with colleagues.  A learning organization has five main features: systems thinking, personal mastery, mental models,… Read More