Creation Process

Grounded In Gratitude

By | November 20th, 2017|Building Capability, Creation Process, Intention, Leaders|

It is very easy to focus on the challenges and the to-dos of life. This week, I am beginning the week "grounding" myself in gratitude. I am grateful for so much. The people in my life come first, including you. [...]

Make A Clear Intention

By | October 16th, 2017|Building Capability, Creation Process, Leaders, Remarkable Results, Teams|

Have you ever established a habit that was really useful and then realized over time that you have let it drop? This week I am returning to actually writing my intention for the day or an important call or meeting. [...]

Set The Strategic Context For Your 2018 Goals

By | October 9th, 2017|Building Capability, Creation Process, Intention, Leaders, Remarkable Results, Teams|

It’s time to start sharpening 2018 goals. Where do you start your thinking? Your goals last year? Your boss’s goals? The company’s goals? Blue sky? Wherever you start, take the time to think through the strategic context for the results [...]

What Would Remarkable Look Like?

By | October 2nd, 2017|Creation Process, Idea Generation, Intention, Leaders, Remarkable Results, Teams|

In my work with leaders and teams, I often introduce creating remarkable results. Today, I want to ask you to ponder a question: What would be an (even more) "remarkable" result, work experience, or life for me? My definition for [...]

Reach Beyond Your Target

By | September 25th, 2017|Building Capability, Creation Process, Inspirational People, Leaders, Remarkable Results|

Whether setting a work or personal goal, there is a natural push-pull when we think about what we desire versus what we think is possible or likely to occur. Today, I am sharing a video of Victor Frankl, author of [...]

When Nietzsche Wept

By | July 16th, 2017|Building Capability, Conversations, Creation Process, Idea Generation, Inspirational People, Leaders, Your Emotional Self|

I recently read When Nietzsche Wept, a novel by Irvin Yalom. The story is a wonderfully told tale, with enough quotes and seemingly true aspects of three great thinkers Josef Breuer (physician), Friedrich Nietzsche (philosopher), and Sigmund Freud (psychiatrist).  One [...]

Are You In A Pressure Cooker? Feel Your Hands and Feet!

By | June 12th, 2017|Creation Process, General, Leaders, Remarkable Results|

I am reposting this 2012 piece along with some guidance I received from my visiting yogi brother last week. My brother is one of the most grounded people I know. His energy is calm. He is a high achiever without [...]

The Power Of One In Dialogue

By | April 24th, 2017|Building Capability, Creation Process, Idea Generation, Intention, Leaders, Remarkable Results, Teams|

I've been thinking about how we engage in dialogue. The Webster definition of dialogue is "an exchange of ideas and opinions." So, in our work life, dialogue would be particularly important when we are solving a problem or creating new [...]

Six Rules For Listening

By | April 17th, 2017|Building Capability, Creation Process, Leaders, Teams, Your Emotional Self|

Whether you are getting to know someone, understanding a problem or opportunity, creating something new, etc., there is tremendous power in truly listening to a person or more. Erich Fromm, an influential psychologist and philosopher (1900-1980), conducted a seminar on The Art [...]