Trash Bags, Eclipses and the Few Ways to Win

Trash Bags, Eclipses and the Few Ways to Win

There are a few ways to win at business and many ways to lose. One of my colleagues uses the metaphor of a target.  There are a few ways to hit a target and nearly infinite ways to miss. Lucky parts of the world will have incredible views of the upcoming full solar...
Realized Gains or Paper Gains

Realized Gains or Paper Gains

In finance a paper gain is a gain that has not been realized yet.  If a stock we own rises we only realize the gain if we sell and lock in the profit.  The same premise is at work in our personal development.  We must “lock in” our gains. Selling a stock is a decisive...
Discerning Organizational Disconnects

Discerning Organizational Disconnects

We are surrounded by disconnects – gaps that keep things from being as good as they could be. In news coverage today there is a disconnect between journalism based on investigation and journalism based on ideology.  In public discourse there is a disconnect between...
Removing Indecision

Removing Indecision

Indecisive or prudent?  The distinction can have profound impact on the quality and quantity of decisions in an organization. Indecisiveness is the learned behavior of not making timely decisions.  It is a habit of putting off what can be decided or acted upon now....
Go Fourth – and do Great Things

Go Fourth – and do Great Things

The Fourth of July is a special day.  The story of the birth of our nation is nothing short of miraculous.  The story is also a template for those that are up for great things. Step 1.  Use your brain to stake out a position.  The Founding Fathers did not just wake up...
Leader What Flag are you Flying?

Leader What Flag are you Flying?

Today, June 14th is Flag Day in the US.  It is a day to pause and pay respect to the flag, a symbol for our country.  To many the US flag at it’s most basic level is a symbol for the inalienable rights of individuals and for a system of government that is for the...