My day can end one of two ways – with a sense of satisfaction or a sense of restlessness. What determines one or the other is not how much I got done, but what I got done.
An organization that is not aligned, does not get things done. Is your vision compelling enough to align the team?
I’ve had the pleasure and honor to work with a number of non-profit organizations of late and have observed the importance of one key thing to be able to get things done:
The stories we are told influences our belief system. This email would normally come to you on Sunday morning. I know you didn’t notice it didn’t come. It’s OK, I don’t expect you to pay that close attention (and I mean that in the most un-passive aggressive kind of way) Sunday morning is my own internal metric and I am not happy with myself if I don’t make it.
How do you create a culture of “take my money, anyway?” In the lifecycle of any organization, we experience many bouts of turbulence. Events outside your control are going to happen. Often without warning. Best-laid plans often go awry.
For the past four weeks, I’ve spent my days helping business leaders make big decisions with big consequences. How can we be sensitive to the current situation but, at the same time, bring in revenue? Should we be completely silent? Or can we be out there talking about what we have to offer? We respect […]
I have an important invitation for you to join me in making your idea happen. So please read on, friends. It’s Day 14 trying to follow a self-imposed morning routine that starts with a 5 am alarm and a pretty aggressive schedule to get things done. This is also Day 14 of starting my day […]
Greetings, mates. I’m writing to you from Australia where I’m working with a group of creatives on a project here in Melbourne. I’ve never met these people before in person and it’s like showing up new with no history – a clean slate; like moving to a new town and starting fresh. Do you find […]
Check out this line at Vail on a powder day. (Now, in full disclosure, Vail later apologized for this atypical experience. It might be unfair to share this, but it illustrates a point I want to make about name recognition and playing against large, established brands) If you’re not a skier, powder days are the […]
The weeks before Dan Harris, ABC news anchor published his memoir, he panicked that the details in the book could ruin his career. Now, this is somewhat ironic because the book is about meditation.
I wonder why it is we feel compelled to put forth this idea of perfection when our audiences appreciate knowing and seeing our flaws. Why can’t we reconcile that and be OK with being vulnerable?
The week before my ski vacation, the clip on my climbing skins broke. This clip is a small plastic piece that is essential to the success of my upcoming trip and is not available locally, so I turned to my friends at Skimo Co in Salt Lake City, whom I’ve raved about in the past. I know they can be relied upon when it comes to matters such as this immense first world problem, and take it very seriously.