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

Pinning is a fun distraction

Pinterest is one of the social media sites along with Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter and Tumblr, I’m publicizing posts from this blog at.  I’ve focused on Pinterest as it has all kinds of information and to say the least, I’ve been distracted away from my purpose of eventually publishing the manuscript of A Valued Life, Managing… Read More

We the System

A system is a set of connected things, parts or elements forming a complex whole.  It can also be an organized theme or set of principles or processes according to which something is done.  We are a system of mental, physiological, psychological and spiritual subsystems, elements and patterns.  Likewise people around us are systems in… Read More

Living through Exchanging Energy

From the most basic of life processes within our cells to the largest animals on the planet, without movement there is no life. This relates to the idea discussed above of the open system.  Living systems are open systems that continually exchange matter and energy with their environment.  To iterate the idea from Dr. Kravitz,… Read More

Thinking about our Roots

Root Cause is a way of thinking that allows us to continually improve complex systems with both manageable and emergent properties.  It implies an ordered sequence of events.  However, having worked many root cause analyses as a quality engineer, within complex and even simple systems the causal chain is not linear, direct and easy to… Read More

Quality of Life Emerges Out of Our Decisions

Recently, an auditor evaluated the company I work for to approve us to perform work to their workmanship processes. During the close out session, the auditor made a comment the struck a chord.  “I let go of the quality in my life 15 years ago.”  He went on to talk about working overtime and dedicating… Read More

A Valued Life

Welcome to BizOfYou (BOY) is about living A Valued Live which is founded upon the axioms of: Becoming and Being alive requires us to act on our decisions. Our values drive our decisions You live the life you value A valued life is thriving through integrity.  It’s about understanding ourselves as a system of elements just… Read More

Our System

We are living systems.  “Living systems are open systems; closed systems are non-living systems.  Point: if we don’t communicate with the outside world – to gain information for knowledge and understanding as well as matter and energy for sustenance – we die out to become non-discerning and uninteresting part of that world.”    What are… Read More