Why delay?

“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.“ –Mark Twain If only some of our leaders could embrace this, our companies and social institutions would be better off.  I know countless examples of leaders, managers or peers who want to “get it right” or “make sure they’ve looked at the options.”  Wanting to make things better,… Read More

Are you a Victim of your Own Success?

As we go through life we build momentum.  Our decisions and actions produce results.  Those results may lead to success or failure.  When we find failure, we have the opportunity to learn how to do things better and avoid those failings in the future.  Provided we learn from our mistakes, we build success on our… Read More

Taking Our Lives

This week I’ve witnessed an interesting constellation of events.  I recently reposted a page and linked to pages from the Tarts and Travels blog as examples of managing the biz of you.  My wife and I are working with her twin sister and husband on retirement plans and the possible purchase of property.  I had… Read More

Profit comes when the job is done right.

“Profit comes when the job is done right.”  This idea came up during a discussion with a friend of mine about facilitating a paradigm shift at work.  When a company is focused on profit, project centricity becomes primary.  This is natural as project management is critical to managing earned value in the quest to maximize… Read More

Who’s Your Leader?

I had the opportunity to attend a Situational Leadership Training course through work this week.  The situational leadership model is a leadership theory by Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard.  Their theory combines recognition of individuals competence and commitment through four distinct cycles with a task based approach to helping people maximize their potential.  The information… Read More