Working with our Ego-Bound Delusions

Sometimes it seems like everyone is so ready to point out mistakes and put us in our place. Leaders tell us how we are not looking at this or that perspective or dabble in our work and undermine our own efforts. Co-workers tell us our questions are not useful or mask our inquiry with their… Read More

Own Up and Put Out

Transformation of inputs into outputs – this is the process by which the goals are obtained.  I found the above line while poking around some system thinking pages on Wikipedia.  This is a basic idea of not only systems thinking but also the process approach mentioned in a previous post.  It’s also key to leadership.… Read More

Embrace Your Ignorance

Ignorance is nothing more than a lack of knowledge or information. By accepting and understanding our ignorance we enable ourselves to gain knowledge and information.  A child is naturally ignorant and does not fear or judge their ignorance.  As we grow up, our peers judge us by our knowledge of things.  It allows us to… Read More

Your Self Contract

A self contract is an agreement between your present and future self about what’s most important to you.  It may be written or simply internalized.  It draws together the critical aspects of yourself and applies it to what you want out of life.  It requires a vision of yourself in the future and an understanding… Read More

Our Freedom in the Balance

Every decision we face with presents us with a balancing act.  The consequences of our decisions take us to future responsibilities.  For example, deciding to have sex with someone when we are young brings about a great responsibility especially if we choose to act without protection or a plan for the “just in case” scenario.… Read More

Are you a Victim of your Own Success?

As we go through life we build momentum.  Our decisions and actions produce results.  Those results may lead to success or failure.  When we find failure, we have the opportunity to learn how to do things better and avoid those failings in the future.  Provided we learn from our mistakes, we build success on our… Read More