Seeing Around Corners

On my desk at home, I have an old-fashioned clock with a noticeable ticking sound as the secondhand jerks around the dial. Most of the time the ticking is a perfect match for my writing, with my fingers moving at a similar cadence. At other times I sit still, no longer in rhythm with my... Continue Reading →

Of Zombies and Group Decision Making

I recently read an article in the Harvard Business Review, Making Dumb Groups Smarter and immediately thought of zombies. More on that connection later. Group dynamics is a cornerstone of Organizational Development consulting and a core area for my practice.  Work groups and teams (not the same thing) are a necessity in our organizations. We perform... Continue Reading →

Farewell Captain

Here I am watching a Yankee baseball game.  Not a fan at all. No real reason to watch, but this is no regular game. A fan in the stands holds a sign that states so well why I am watching this game  ... "Farewell Captain". Tonight is Derek Jeter's last home game and he retires... 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 →

A Symphony of Motion

I recently came across a short film on rowing that I first watched over 30 years ago.  It was a time of wood boats and wood oars full of character and life.  It was a time too of crew coaches speaking as philosophers. Thanks to YouTube I can add this gem to my blog.  I... Continue Reading →

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