Managing the Biz of You is not as self-centered as it sounds Read More
Prune the Drama
Our thinking and feeling is not the problem. Our thoughts and feelings about our thinking and feeling is the problem. Feelings and thoughts arise without our direction but often related to our current focus. Our judgement of our thoughts, feelings and experiences is what generates the stress and problems in our lives. Many of the… Read More
Having a vision of our future is establishing a new identity. When we immerse ourselves in the identity we want to become, we start seeing the opportunities that support and create our vision. Having a plan to bring about our new identity is extremely important. It builds a foundation for who we want to be.… Read More
Slow Down to Go Fast
In my youth, I used to think that being safe was being conservative and not focusing on getting the job done. After a couple decades of experience beyond my youth and attending the safety classes my work is offering, I’ve learned safety comes from awareness. Awareness comes from thinking about what might happen, understanding the… Read More
Focus: Tips from a Top Gun
It doesn’t matter what field, industry or sport you operate in, your performance relies on your ability to focus. Focus control enables performance success. And as mentioned in previous posts our ability to pay attention is a key and critical resource we have available to us every day. How we use this resources enables focus.… 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
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
Opportunities in Our Pain
Whatever happens in our lives, there’s opportunity to learn. Often we get so caught up in what’s happening we lose sight of the big picture. We let the pain, trauma or drama define us instead of holding on to the definition we have for ourselves. We create more problems focusing on our problems. When we… Read More