Yearly Archives: 2010


Who are you?

By | November 20th, 2010|Life, Thinking Differently|

It's been said that we always look our best in our resumes. While most resumes are basically honest - if somewhat overly flattering - pictures [...]

Change begins with inquiry

By | November 1st, 2010|Communication, Competence, Leadership, Strategy, Things I Believe, Thinking Differently|

My friend and colleague, Jim Kranzusch, is a chimp. I'm pretty sure he's always been a chimp. He has even turned "chimp" into a verb ("I [...]

No more presentations!

By | October 15th, 2010|Communication, Competence, Thinking Differently|

Years ago at IBM I was promoted to a job in division headquarters. It was a nice step up on the corporate ladder, a chance [...]

The best story wins

By | October 11th, 2010|Communication, Competence, Leadership, Things I Believe|

Monty Roberts is a horse whisperer. He is one of a few horse trainers that use specific methods to start horses rather than break them. [...]

If you could make God bleed…

By | October 6th, 2010|Character, Communication, Competence, Life|

"If you could make God bleed, people will cease to believe in Him... there will be blood in the water, and the sharks will come." [...]

Speak as if you’re right; listen as if you’re wrong

By | October 1st, 2010|Communication, Competence, Leadership, Life, Things I Believe, Thinking Differently|

Do you ever feel like you're arguing with idiots? Most of them actually aren't (idiots). Some probably are. For those, remember, "It is impossible to [...]

How much time do you have?

By | September 24th, 2010|Character, Life|

Miller was laid to rest today. Love. Friends. Family. Honor. Tears. A sense of "graduation." Miller was 21 years old, but was mature, wise and [...]

Is your busyness hurting your business?

By | September 19th, 2010|Competence, Life, Thinking Differently|

Scenario One: During a recent phone conversation with friend who had just shut down his business of 23 years he reminded me of a scene from [...]

The smell of leadership?

By | September 12th, 2010|Communication, Leadership|

We all need to get away sometimes. "Away" doesn't have to be somewhere exotic, or some place that involves boarding passes or long car trips. [...]

Should you imprint your employees?

By | September 3rd, 2010|Communication, Competence, Leadership, Life, Thinking Differently|

According to, the California Condor has been protected since 1953 and was listed as an endangered species in 1971. By 1986, for a variety [...]

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