Offering a Pew is not a Stinky Proposition

For logistical reasons I was at church this morning in a pew that probably would hold 15 people. I was waiting for my family to arrive (there are 7 of us) and before they did so a family of 8 arrived (it’s hard not to notice a family of this size) looking for a place […]

What Are You; Deaf?

A man wanted to test his wife, who he thought was deaf. She was doing the dishes and he walked-up behind her  and said, “can you hear me?” She didn’t reply. He stepped closer and asked again, “can you hear me?” She kept right-on doing the dishes without saying a word. A third time, the […]

Take a Risk, It Probably Won’t Be Fatal…

I’m sharing this with you in the hopes it sparks an idea you can use…. There are three major trends in the commercial construction industry – designing and consructing a building on a computer screen before building it physically (building information modeling or ‘BIM’), increasing collaborative behavior (called integrated project delivery ‘IPD’ or collaboration) and removing […]

What’s the distinction between TRUST and COLLABORATION?

1. Trust is primarily used as a noun, whereas collaboration is primarily used as a verb. 2. Trust is something to be used. Collaboration is an “action.” It’s energy in motion. 3. Trust is an input and collaboration generates outputs.

Stop Being Domesticated, Be Outraged for a Change – KONY2012

Many people I work with are blessed with alot of resources. These resources are not ours of course… We are stewards of these resources and their will be an accounting (if not now, later). This is not opinion. It’s natural law like gravity or death. One man has spent 8 years shedding light on Kony, […]

How Can You Expect Someone to Buy When You Don’t Know What You’re Selling?

I delivered a strategy retreat this weekend for a healthcare organization. After I was hired, the Board members took the initiative and sent me their SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis of their organization even before we arrived for the weekend. While they had very good ideas, they were taking an “outside-in” approach to strategy formulation. […]

The Fastest Ears in the West

“Be quick to listen and slow to speak.”

The Real Voyage…

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Any learning is richer when multiplied by two or three, etc…

Probably my favorite quote…

“Judge a man by his questions, not his answers.”

Do You Continue to do The Same Thing?

I woke my children up for school this morning and I went to the kitchen to prepare breakfast. My oldest son came to the kitchen table with a deeply creased scowl on his face. It wasn’t unlike the scowl I had seen on his face for many other days for the last two weeks. He […]

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