Your Life Strategy in a Developmental Culture

June 27, 2017 0
Someone asked me last week why I write more on organizational culture than on life strategy. These are interdependent, but not exclusive. You can have a life strategy that does not fit inside an…

Life Strategy and Innovation

June 23, 2017 0
This image kept popping up in my web editor yesterday and I couldn't figure out why. In a similar way, all of my meetings discussing life strategies this week have led to innovation conversations.…

Culture Lessons from the Softball Field

June 20, 2017 0
I’m clueless about softball, but my daughter has been playing since her hand barely fit in the glove. She’s now a junior in high school and we get to watch her summer league play…

Project Delta

June 15, 2017 0
Since I live five minutes from some of the best hiking in the world, I’ve been taking to the hills more often. As I contemplate the change in my life I keep noticing deltas…

When the Water is Rough, Paddle Harder

June 14, 2017 0
You are going through a transition – job change, starting a business, planning your next move – and you hit rough waters. We’re planning a rafting trip next week and this photo from our…

The ROI on Innovation

June 13, 2017 0
I have a confession to make. I asked for fly gear, waders and a belly boat and I got my wish for Mother’s Day a few years ago. I make this rig look good…

There is a difference: job, vocation, career, hobby

June 8, 2017 3
  If you are in transition, you are likely struggling with the difference between intangible concepts like vocation and career. Giving full credit to Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Magic Lessons which you must read…

From Recovery to Reinvention

June 6, 2017 0
Job loss is no different than any other loss. You will go through the full spectrum of emotions in the grief cycle. It’s important to expect that so you can be prepared. In Nick…

Culture as Strategy = People as Strategy

June 5, 2017 0
A lot of companies can’t see the forest for the trees. You’ve heard Peter Drucker say, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Yet we live in a world where we apply quantitative values to our…

Your Life Timeline Might Be Your Lifeline

February 11, 2017 0
The most interesting epiphany leaders reach in the process of self discovery is how much their behavior in life is reflective of where they came from. The very first thing I recommend in coaching…