Do You “Get It”

I approached a well-kept, quaint, cottage-style house in an older neighborhood to pick-up a Christmas gift for my wife. It was in one of those well-located, older neighborhoods where many of the original houses had been torn-down to make way for monster houses that would maximize the value of the land it sat upon. In […]

Soft is Hard and Hard is Soft

I was visiting with a principal of an engineering firm and he mentioned how he expects job candidates to have the necessary technical (hard) skills and decides who he will hire based on their demonstrated (soft) skill with people. What I really heard from this principal is the opposite of how we behave. We tend […]

Mentoring is the Opposite of Coaching

Here’s the deal: Mentoring is long-term, coaching is short-term (usually six months to a year) Mentoring is full of content that is dependent on the mentor’s life experiences, coaching is a process, it’s content free Mentoring is reactive, the mentee has to initiate contact and ask the right questions and coaching is proactive, there are […]

How Recording One Second Every Day Could Change Your Life

Think about this article from Fast Company…. It really ties-in to the BIG WHY of doing what you are doing. I used to think it wasn’t possible to make every second count. This exercise moves us closer to doing that. It helps us remember to be grateful and ask questions to understand someone else […]