Blind Spots

Blind Spots

Of all the skills an executive needs to successfully lead, self-awareness ranks near the top.  Without self-awareness we move through experiences and relationships disconnected and unaware of how others perceive us.  This can create blind spots. 

April’s Around The Table – Answers

Here are the top three answers from last month’s, Around the Table Question: “How can your company become more high-tech while remaining high touch?” 

What I learned from the Avengers

What I learned from the Avengers

Avengers: Endgame just grossed 1.2 billion dollars world-wide, a record setting accomplishment.  After watching the movie on Saturday, I began wondering how we mere mortals could be more Avenger-like in our approach to business. 

We say it in our heads more than we say it out loud

As Robert walked through his shop, he looked around, observing how organized his new foreman was.  Technicians were engaged at their stations; no stray tools were laying around.  The foreman was in conversation, Robert’s day got busy, and he never got around to letting the foreman know how pleased he was.

Ministry of Useless Affairs

Ministry of Useless Affairs

In Bidibidi, Uganda, in the Southern Sudan, stands a pole structure called “The Ministry of Useless Affairs”. 

Make It Spiffy

Make It Spiffy

It’s been a long winter, but spring brings warm temps, bright flowers and spring showers. “Spring cleaning” conjures up tackling projects to freshen up a home – it can also apply to our businesses. 

Magical Thinking

Magical thinking

Magical thinking is defined as believing one event happens as a result of another without any plausible link of causation. 

Loose? Tight?

Management is evolving. Much of what we once believed about leading people has been adapted or abandoned as we learn more about neuroscience.  Leadership in the 21st century will be less about command and control and more about collaboration, respect, trust, agility and outside-the-box thinking. 

One Dot at a Time

One Dot at a Time

Pointillism, also referred to as “dot art” uses dots, sometimes millions of dots, to create amazing works. No matter the size, each piece starts with a single dot.