Managing our biz is a daily affair and includes adjusting our use of TEA as appropriate to our particular situation. Read More
I was talking to my four-year old while driving to martial arts class. He was asking why I switched lanes. I told him that I had to look ahead and think about what I had to do next. To get to his martial arts class I had to switch lanes so we could turn. I… Read More
I had the opportunity to speak with our resident risk management expert today. We were discussing enterprise risk management, the tools to do so and what is necessary to manage risk. He then said something directly related to Managing the Business of You. “If you don’t know what’s important to you then what’s important to… Read More
The following post is dedicated to my spouse, Jessica. Although it is personal in nature, I put it out into the world as an example of managing the business of a relationship which feeds the business of me. It’s also a barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world to express the magnitude of my… Read More
Creating a Map for Ourselves
No matter what level of strategy or tactical activities we are planning for, it is incumbent upon us to choose the right tool for the right job. There are a myriad of tools out there to help us make goals that work. Here is where we can look around to see what tool sets are… Read More
To form objectives that support our vision, it is of value to explore the environment and day to day situations we find ourselves in. We have to look at how we operate within our world. Every moment affords us new opportunities and new paths provided we are open to see them. To witness the unfolding… Read More
How do We Make Our Vision Real?
The impetus to explore is inherent within us. It is born out of our sense of wonder and not knowing we should fear the unknown. After coming out of the womb we breathe, move, eat and poop followed by opening our eyes at which point our exploration starts in earnest. We explore through our touch,… Read More
What is this Strategy Stuff?
Sometimes at work we hear about strategy meetings. The executives have a strategy meeting. Corporate managers can have an off-site strategy meeting. Managers in a retail store or supervisors in a coffee shop can have strategy meetings. What they heck is strategy and why do people meet about it? The dictionary indicates strategy is a… Read More
Needs and Consequences
Each moment we are given another opportunity to observe, orient, and decide how to act. This is our immediate experience and the most intimate of time horizons. Our immediate apprehension of the reality of our situation is our tactical interaction with our environment. In this time horizon, situational awareness is all about the immediacy of… Read More