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

Do you have a leadership gap?

I’m a division quality manager and helping the organization prepare for an audit.  Next week we are being re-certified to the requirements of AS9100, the world-wide Aerospace Business/Quality Management System Standard.  Stress rises for many people when they are interviewed during an audit.  An auditor who you don’t know comes in and asks questions about… 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

Is Your Ego Depleted?

I was first introduced to the idea of ego depletion in Roy Baumeister’s book Willpower, Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength.  Ego depletion is one of the primary factors affection our willpower. Our willpower and self-control draw on a limited pool of mental resources. Our mental resources are directly related to our available energy which is… Read More

Understanding What’s Critical

As Dwight D. Eisenhower is quoted in Six Crises by Richard Nixon, “In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable.” The universe responds to action. Within every moment a bias for action enables us to take advantage of the opportunities to fulfill our goals, meet our objectives… Read More

Knowing Our Intentions

As Yoda said, “Difficult to see.  Always in motion is the future.” Our intention sets us on an ever-changing path.  The future is in constant flux adapting to the decisions, choices, and activities of all elements in the system.  When we use our imagination to set up a vision for ourselves on time horizons well… Read More