#18 – Build Capability Before You Need It

This is #18 in the series, “50 Ideas Worth Fighting For.” Here’s another one that I like a lot. Since we know that nothing lasts forever, a healthy, necessary and realistic point of view for leaders to take is that whatever is working right now will not necessarily work next year. Rationally, we understand that.Continue reading “#18 – Build Capability Before You Need It”

Unique Human Needs: Growth

I am energized to spend this week reflecting on Tony Robbins’ list of unique human needs. Here’s the list in its entirety followed by a brief reflection on the quality of “Growth.” Unique Human Needs 1. Certainty: assurance you can avoid pain and gain pleasure 2. Uncertainty/Variety: the need for the unknown, change, new stimuliContinue reading “Unique Human Needs: Growth”

Build Capability Before You Need It

Since we know that nothing lasts forever, a healthy, necessary and realistic point of view for leaders to take is that whatever is working right now will not necessarily work next year. Rationally, we understand that. Emotionally, however, we are too frequently loathe to question ourselves when things are going well as if we mightContinue reading “Build Capability Before You Need It”

“Because it is a big change.”

On the cusp of his retirement from the NBA, future hall of fame player Dwyane Wade gave an interview to ESPN in which he discussed how he intends to adjust to life after basketball: “I’ll be in therapy. Seriously,” Wade said. “I mean it, it is going to be a big change. I told myContinue reading ““Because it is a big change.””

The Best Advice

The best advice I ever received came from the book, “The Art of Possibility” by Ben and Rosamund Zander. It goes like this: “Don’t take yourself so damn seriously!” (aka, ‘Rule #6′) I remember thinking, “How did they know!!!” (Yes, three exclamation points.) The second best piece of advice I ever received was to see aContinue reading “The Best Advice”

Duc in altum

In my ongoing effort to attract a hip and progressive audience to my blog I decided to finally employ the aggressive outreach strategy of using latin phrases as post titles. I know, I know, I’m way behind the curve on this one but I figure better late than never. So what about it? What aboutContinue reading “Duc in altum”