What illusions have I been telling myself and how is that interfering with my success Read More
Without Integrity, we look like Fools.
Integrity is the basis of our existence. It builds our character and enables us to lead ourselves towards our purposes. Read More
Trust is Like Cooking
An analogy for trust our five-year old picked up recently is cooking. I love to cook and have taken it on as my chore for our household. The family has grown to like my food. My wife’s family has grown to like the food as well. At least that’s what they tell me. When talking… Read More
Trust & Respect
My wife and I have been working with our five year old boy on trust and respect. Recently, we punished him for some negative behavior at school. As it was something the school had to call us about, we choose to take away his Legos until he can earn our trust back. I also let… Read More
Enabling the next step by doing things now is using a process approach. This process starts with a recognition of what’s needed by ourselves or others in the future after we get done doing what we have to do. We follow through on the process approach when we take extra care now to enable the… Read More
Ode to the Bus
Being thrown under the bus only separates you from us. Being thrown under the bus undermines our focus and trust. Why oh why do we try so hard to set things right? Why oh why should we put up the good fight? Being thrown under the bus only separates you from us. Being thrown under… 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
Have you audited yourself?
If you know you have a problem, the first step is to contain the negative affects. As stated last week we had an audit resulting in finding lapses in our ability to do what we say and say what we do. We had a challenge to our organizations integrity. As required by the aerospace standard… Read More
Minding Our Leadership Gap
Last time we spoke of feedback through auditing, interviews, and the like. Even going to the doctor is a form of feedback albeit less formal than audits or interviews. However, I know some folks who are just as stressed out by doctors as interviews and audits. We also spoke of the leadership gap between what… Read More
Timing of Now
When we lose a loved one or friend, we often think of the time lost to the past when we could have spent more time with them. We think and feel we could have taken more time to enjoy our relationship or experience more with them. We do what we can. We make choices in… Read More