The Manager and The Moron

Peter Drucker, the legendary management educator and consultant, wrote an article in 1967 where he looked into the future of business and working life. Nearly 50 years ago, he predicted challenges we face even today. Specifically he talks of the place of young workers, computers and information, and the rise of the knowledge worker. Amazing insight.... Continue Reading →

Becoming

Each of us must write. In life most of us do not discover this truth. Writing is discovery and at our deepest being we are explorers seeking hidden truths about ourselves and our world. It starts with an audience of one. If you do not yet have a writing practice, start. Write for yourself. Walk... Continue Reading →

A Story Worth Telling

This past week I read an article from the upcoming May issue of the Harvard Business Review titled, "From Purpose to Impact".  As I read, I paused and re-read passages finding deeper understanding and insight. This makes sense.  To articulate and live my true purpose and to help others do the same is at the heart... Continue Reading →

Balance, Not Stability

I will forever be fascinated by Pixar. I love Pixar's origin story with a fateful sale of the company by  George Lucas to  Steve Jobs.  I define my children's life stages by which Pixar movie was in theaters at the time.  Living near Pixar's studio, I drive by and think of the mysterious Willy Wonka factory and how... Continue Reading →

Truth In Trials

In the excellent business book, Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul we get the story of how Howard Schultz, the founder of Starbucks, returned to the everyday CEO duties in 2008 and lead the turnaround of the company. I, for one, never followed the business side of Starbucks to realize... Continue Reading →

Êtes-vous Prêts? Partez!

Are you ready?  Go! I remember hearing those words to start nearly all my crew races years ago.  Occasionally, a starter used English, but the French was well, French.  Loved it.  It set my sport apart. I just finished the amazing book and story, The Boys in the Boat.   In my last post I... Continue Reading →

The Boys in the Boat

I am near the end of a great book.  A book where I know the ending.  Far from ruining the story, knowing that our heroes win in the end allows me to focus on the amazing true story that lead to their victory. The book is titled, "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and... Continue Reading →

Thursday Thought – On Steinbeck’s Birthday

Note: Each Thursday I will post a little something to inspire us to finish the week strong. These Thursday Thoughts will be a quote, poem, piece of music, artwork, or inspirational video.  Congratulations, you made it over the hump and let's finish the week together. A sign of our digital times ... we are reminded of... Continue Reading →

A Perfect Shot of Espresso

Authorship.  It is one of the greatest gifts you can give an employee.  The sense of ownership in the craft of work.  It is responsibility. They own a process, from beginning to end if possible, or at least they own a significant part. Yet always something tangible and recognizable. I was first introduced to this... Continue Reading →

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