Managing Our Aging

Physical change is present throughout our lives and it’s up to us to manage it.  Our bodies grow and mature into our twenties and thirties.  In our thirties and forties our bodies begin to show signs of wear and tear depending what we did in prior years.  In our fifties and sixties we can get… Read More

Nothing Like Getting Laid Off

Getting laid off, fired or let go in any capacity sucks.  It peaks emotions and some folks lose control.  Our mental model for life begins breaking down.  Our house of cards tumbles down and it’s easy to get overwhelmed with thoughts of, “What am I going to do?” or “I didn’t see this coming.”  We… Read More

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

Changing Culture Relies on Us

Culture emerges from our behavior and feedback into our decision reinforcing our actions.  To change culture we have to decide to be different and act accordingly.  As culture reinforces our previous behaviors, we need a sense of rebellion.  Over time the culture will respond in kind or alienate the behavior.  Others may follow creating a subculture… Read More

What should we expect of the world around us?

My wife made an excellent observation the other day.  She told me the books we’ve been reading recently while gathering ideas for my Biz of You series of books over the last couple years seem to have a similar underlying theme. (list of books below) Our stress, problems and difficulties with life are an inside… Read More

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

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