Failure. I’m actually pretty good at it. As I reflect on my life, there’s a respectable list of stuff I’ve failed at. First marriage ended in divorce (first of the many grandchildren in my family to get divorced). Been broke and deeply in debt several times. Fired from a couple jobs. Failed friends in the… Continue reading Fail Your Way to Freedom
Creativity is a Contact Sport
How to maximize Inquiry over Advocacy Within Workplace Dynamics I am a bit of a loner. When I think about good practices in support of creativity, what comes to mind for me are things like taking a walk, visiting an art museum, journaling, being in nature, reading, sketching, meditation…generally things I can do alone. Bliss.… Continue reading Creativity is a Contact Sport
Authenticity and Value Alignment
We talk a fair amount here about the importance of authenticity (applying a bit of intentionality toward knowing who you are and acting accordingly) and sometimes folks hear this is as an ooey-gooey, touchy-feely kind of thing that likely does not have any real value to the organization. One example of how this work can… Continue reading Authenticity and Value Alignment
Authenticity and Compromise
Does Being Authentic Mean Never Compromising Who You Are? For nearly a decade now, Joe and I have been running around preaching the power of finding authenticity in your personal and professional life. It’s not a hard sell. It seems that most people are longing to find a way to be more true to… Continue reading Authenticity and Compromise
Fight More. Fight Better.
In Jason’s most recent post, he mentioned the importance of setting rules for conflict. Based on what I see and hear in the workplace, conflict done well is a fairly rare thing. Many teams (and many leaders) don’t know how to do it well so they either do it poorly, or more commonly, they avoid… Continue reading Fight More. Fight Better.