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The Day America Stood Still

The Day America Stood Still

The Future of Everything. There are many situations that bring us to the precipice of matters, in both our private and business lives. Going to the very end of things is sometimes needed, sometimes a thrill and sometimes a risk. You know the feeling when you walk up to a cliff and look over? Or the safe risk of going over the rapids, or just…

The Future of Everything. There are many situations that bring us to the precipice of matters, in both our private and business lives. Going to the very end of things is sometimes needed, sometimes a thrill and sometimes a risk. You know the feeling when you walk up to a cliff and look over? Or the safe risk of going over the rapids, or just…

Stop The Oppressive Manager

The Future of Everything. Last year, a dark comedy named Mean Bosses made its way through the theaters, opening to critical reception. It detailed the trials and tribulations of three friends who decide to murder their overbearing bosses due to cruel treatment on the job. While the film takes the idea of the “bad boss” to an absurd degree, we’ve all at one time or…

The Future of Everything. Last year, a dark comedy named Mean Bosses made its way through the theaters, opening to critical reception. It detailed the trials and tribulations of three friends who decide to murder their overbearing bosses due to cruel treatment on the job. While the film takes the idea of the “bad boss” to an absurd degree, we’ve all at one time or…

groucho marx had a point

Groucho Marx Had a Point

The Future of Everything. Why do we belong to the organizations we do? Why don’t we belong to others? When Groucho Marx resigned from the Delaney Club he wrote a note to the Board explaining why: “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.”  I often hear reasons about why people join, don’t join, or quit organizations, and…

The Future of Everything. Why do we belong to the organizations we do? Why don’t we belong to others? When Groucho Marx resigned from the Delaney Club he wrote a note to the Board explaining why: “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.”  I often hear reasons about why people join, don’t join, or quit organizations, and…

Developing a Culture of Coaching

Developing a Culture of Coaching

The Future of Everything Last month we were invited to speak at an American Society for Training and Development ASTD, and this was a big deal for us. It’s hard to address peers who know more than you do about a subject and have read all the same books. We were asked to speak about the future of workplace coaching. We created a nice agenda,…

The Future of Everything Last month we were invited to speak at an American Society for Training and Development ASTD, and this was a big deal for us. It’s hard to address peers who know more than you do about a subject and have read all the same books. We were asked to speak about the future of workplace coaching. We created a nice agenda,…

Dont Let Perfect Be The Enemy of Good

Don’t Let Perfect Be The Enemy of Good

The Future of Everything When I worked in corporate finance (a long time ago) we used the philosophy of “measure twice and cut once” as a way to make sure we were careful and thoughtful about our work. It always reminded us to double check, and to get it right the first time. It was useful and meaningful, and became part of the culture we…

The Future of Everything When I worked in corporate finance (a long time ago) we used the philosophy of “measure twice and cut once” as a way to make sure we were careful and thoughtful about our work. It always reminded us to double check, and to get it right the first time. It was useful and meaningful, and became part of the culture we…

The Stubbornness of Success

The Stubbornness of Success

The Future of Everything I’m proud to say that my son Liam completed his Eagle Scout requirements this March. After his presentation to the Eagle Board, we were driving home and I asked him how it felt. He said it felt so good and he was glad he never quit. He went on to say it would have been so easy to quit and just…

The Future of Everything I’m proud to say that my son Liam completed his Eagle Scout requirements this March. After his presentation to the Eagle Board, we were driving home and I asked him how it felt. He said it felt so good and he was glad he never quit. He went on to say it would have been so easy to quit and just…

Mr Magoo Would Be Proud

Mr. Magoo Would Be Proud

The Future of Everything In the early 1950’s, a cartoon character of enduring quality was born. Quincy Magoo was a nice enough person who had achieved some success in life but suffered from a condition that only allowed him to see short distances. Subsequently, Mr. Magoo (as he was known) left behind a wake of turmoil for others to deal with rather than him. In…

The Future of Everything In the early 1950’s, a cartoon character of enduring quality was born. Quincy Magoo was a nice enough person who had achieved some success in life but suffered from a condition that only allowed him to see short distances. Subsequently, Mr. Magoo (as he was known) left behind a wake of turmoil for others to deal with rather than him. In…

Ambition Its Not a Dirty

Ambition – It’s Not a Dirty Word

The Future of Everything There is a story about President Reagan in his final years, where he took a miniature White House out of a fish tank, and held it tightly. When his wife, Nancy, asked him what he had, he replied that he did not know, but he thought it had something to do with him. This story is so moving to me. I…

The Future of Everything There is a story about President Reagan in his final years, where he took a miniature White House out of a fish tank, and held it tightly. When his wife, Nancy, asked him what he had, he replied that he did not know, but he thought it had something to do with him. This story is so moving to me. I…

Narrowing the Generational Divide

Narrowing the Generational Divide

The Future of Everything Prejudice is just plain ugly, no matter what group it is directed at. I was reminded of this sad fact this morning as I pondered an unrecognized bias that is critically important to all of our futures and needs to be addressed immediately. I was listening to a network talk show and heard the pundits denounce a certain group as lazy…

The Future of Everything Prejudice is just plain ugly, no matter what group it is directed at. I was reminded of this sad fact this morning as I pondered an unrecognized bias that is critically important to all of our futures and needs to be addressed immediately. I was listening to a network talk show and heard the pundits denounce a certain group as lazy…

There is No Silver Bullet

There is No Silver Bullet

The Future of Everything I have to wonder where all the great leaders are in our presidential politics. Those of a Democratic persuasion are not running because the party has already chosen their candidate, for good or bad. The Republicans seem to have a field of people who are switching polling positions each week. What about all the people who could be great leaders, who…

The Future of Everything I have to wonder where all the great leaders are in our presidential politics. Those of a Democratic persuasion are not running because the party has already chosen their candidate, for good or bad. The Republicans seem to have a field of people who are switching polling positions each week. What about all the people who could be great leaders, who…

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