Read more

You can’t live ON chaos, but you can thrive IN chaos.

Unless you live in an ivory tower, some chaos in life is inevitable. In a passing storm of chaos it is entirely possible to use the additional pressure to inspire resourcefulness and urgent action. In fact, the greatest leaders thrive under such circumstances. BUT no matter who you are, it’s impossible to live in chaos.

Read more

Panic is not a strategy

We may not be able to predict everything, but we can predict that there will always be uncertainty — and for that very reason, we should have a plan in place for that uncertainty. While we cannot control every aspect of life, there is almost always something that can be done to strengthen ourselves mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Read more

Always test the rope

When elephants are being trained to stay in one place at a very young age the trainers drive a stake deep in the ground and use a rope or chain that the elephant cannot break. After a few failed attempts to break free in the elephant’s youth, the elephant stops trying and never tests the rope again.

Read more

People aren’t scalable. But ideas are.

It’s a natural goal to want to maximize resources. But sometimes pursuing “more” causes businesses and leaders to push ahead in the wrong places in the wrong ways. As much as we’d like to think people can continue to increase hours and maintain quality of output, it simply doesn’t work. As long as humans remain human there will be a point of diminishing returns.

Read more

To say you’re not a leader…

We’re taught to compare ourselves to other people to gauge where we are and how we’re doing. It’s horrible advice. Simply because no two people are alike, we will always lose the game of comparison. Like the old saying goes, it’s apples to oranges…

Read more

Where the game-changers live

Without being somewhat grounded in reality, we become delusional. But when we become too focused on reality, we begin to forget the power we have to change it…

There is stability in a controlled spin

Even amid an environment of constant change, some people thrive — and they do it with style. Instead of fighting the change, they embrace it. They acknowledge the gyration and seek the center point with the understanding that motion increases balance.

Read more

There is stability in a controlled spin

Even amid an environment of constant change, some people thrive — and they do it with style. Instead of fighting the change, they embrace it. They acknowledge the gyration and seek the center point with the understanding that motion increases balance.

Read more

There is stability in a controlled spin

We all know that change is constant. It can feel like an an ongoing spin where we’re fighting a centrifugal force that want’s to catapult us outward to an unknown destination.

But even amid an environment of constant change, some people thrive — and they do it with style. Instead of fighting the change, they embrace it. They acknowledge the gyration, and seek the center point with the understanding that motion increases balance.

Read more

The innovator’s (shortest) credo

Making creative leaps forward often means challenging preexisting assumptions, rules, and beliefs about how things can and should be done. When we do this, however, we enter new territory and it becomes much more difficult to predict the outcome. There is likely not enough data to accurately foretell the odds of success.

This may sound risky, but consider the alternative: Convention/normal/average/regular… boring! Sure, it’s the most predictable option, BUT it’s not necessarily the safest…

Showing 37–48 of 179 posts