All aboard the train of thoughts. Scheduled around the clock. They’ll keep you working on the railroad, all the live-long day. Our minds constantly look for things to do, or problems to solve, or problems that might need to be solved, if they ever happen. It loads them into cars, hooks them to the train, … Continue reading Interrupting Your Train of Thoughts
“It is a fact of human life that one must eventually choose a philosophy.” – from the book “A Gentleman in Moscow”, by Amor Towles And so it goes. At least in my experience. Actively or passively. Through analysis or adoption. We all choose a framework of rules and beliefs to make our way through … Continue reading You are a Philosopher
EI or IQ? Feelings or Facts? Imagination or Intellect? Intuition or Information? Which is best? When is it best? The data indicate that emotion has an important role in leadership. (see what I did there?) Because we are human, we operate in both of these dimensions at the same time. We may be more inclined to one direction or the other … Continue reading Emotion and Reason in Leadership – Contrary or Complimentary?
When things are hard, and you know you need to talk it out, work it out, sort it out, where do you turn? Forget coaches, mentors, [insert jargon]. Who do you know that will listen? There must be someone you trust. Someone who isn’t part of the problem. A person who cares about you, wants … Continue reading Where’s Your Lifeguard?
“Hope is not a strategy.” I linger on those words. I’m moved by their truth and ruffled by the underlying message that hope is for the weak, unfocused and unprepared. Maybe it’s the word “strategy”. A word that brings to mind tactics, plans, and execution. Perhaps in the narrow context of getting stuff done, hope … Continue reading Hope Isn’t a Strategy But Don’t Be Hopeless