If it’s not broken…

If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. The narcotic of the hopeful.  If it’s not broken, it will be soon. The mindset of the creator, of the proactive. “I would rather create my own disruption and start the learning so I am setting the standard, not reactive. Has there ever been more disruption and uncertainty?  Shall we get ahead of it or wait for it to happen to us? #expectmore Continue reading If it’s not broken…

Massive action for massive momentum

My experience and value system:1. Time is not reversible 2. The universe and opportunities expand directly correlated with our action and intensity 3. I believe in moving all …we are simple mortals with a small thin perspective of how to create our reality, making one area more important likely means that we may solve it and it may become our receptive life pattern. I.e. chasing linear employment income, with ___ years of chasing linear employment income makes Jack a dull boy with little diversity of experience / income and weak prospects for growth and change… 4. Change and growth are … Continue reading Massive action for massive momentum

#1 secret to self awareness

Don’t blame the mirror. Humans have an amazing ability to not see their own trash. People have an amazing ability to rationalize and excuse our own nature. As a younger man, exploring my opportunities for growth, I was hungry for feedback. Took me over a decade to start to integrate a solid framework for understanding my strengths and how they contribute to my greatest opportunities for development. Yes, long form for “weaknesses”. Today another couple of decades later and with many hours of coaching professionals who are top performers and professionals who profess to commit to be top players, the … Continue reading #1 secret to self awareness

Wisdom of the day / Bruce Lee

There is a difference between a) the world and b) our reaction to it. Be aware of our conditioning. Drop and dissolve our reaction to it. Inner to outer- we start by dissolving our attitude not by altering outer conditions. For more of Bruce’s personal mindset touchstones, please visit Maria Popova’s beautiful article on recently discovered hand written journals of Bruce: https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/08/01/bruce-lee-notebook/  Continue reading Wisdom of the day / Bruce Lee

Is self interest the dilithium crystal for success?

It’s not as pure as we pretend it is. In transformation and change management, we believe that illustrating how self interest aligns with business goals will promote adoption of the new order. In supervision and performance development, we work to understand the individual’s self interest and leverage it to create traction to perform well and commit to personal growth and take responsibility. It’s not that clear. Humans often exhibit more than self interest. Especially: when they see others demonstrating empathy and commitment to community. Humans do not always do what is clearly in their self interest: The Big Man Can’t Shoot: … Continue reading Is self interest the dilithium crystal for success?

What I don’t know can definitely hurt me

“What I don’t know can’t hurt me” Another case where it pays off to go beyond convention wisdom. On this exploration of self awareness, its centrality in professional and personal growth and how it enables or blocks effectiveness. I don’t have a complete answer for you yet, however a fascinating read I tripped over…subsequently found a couple of podcasts that Dunning was interviewed in. http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/lessons-from-dunning-kruger/ Definitive science that what we don’t know can do serious harm. And some strategies to manage around it.     Continue reading What I don’t know can definitely hurt me