Contribution

When You Don’t Love the Work

“What does the world need?” “How can I contribute to the lives of others?” “What are my talents?” “How can I do best what I like to do and meet real needs where I work?” These questions are borrowed from the recently published book, “Primary Greatness” by the late Dr. Stephen R. Covey. Work can be Continue reading When You Don’t Love the Work

The Avoidance Culture

“I’m just trying to stay off the radar.” “I’m keeping my head down.” “I’m not saying anything.” We generally hear this in an organization where people are just trying to survive. They have come to believe that raising your hand means getting dumped on or having it cut off. The focus is on avoiding risk, Continue reading The Avoidance Culture

Permission on Purpose – 10 Ways Leaders Can Say “Yes”

Sometimes I have to work hard at giving myself permission. I know this might sound kind of silly, but I’ve found a bunch of rules that got programmed into my brain somewhere along the way and anytime I bump up against them these voices in my head start telling me I’m asking for trouble. While Continue reading Permission on Purpose – 10 Ways Leaders Can Say “Yes”

collections – minding what we gather as we go

with each step each word each choice each action we build our collections   the accumulation of moments days years people places experiences stored in our hearts captured in our minds collections that we sought others unintended   we open dusty boxes hoping that among the old photos ribbons and scattered documents we’ll find a Continue reading collections – minding what we gather as we go