Creation Process

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 [...]

Be The Change

By | January 30th, 2017|Creation Process, Inspirational People, Intention, Leaders, Remarkable Results|

Nearly everyone I meet has a complaint or a desire about "how the organization should change/grow/transform" to be more successful (let alone our country or global community). This week, I offer you a quote from Mahatma Ghandi that is timeless [...]

Lead Into Collaboration

By | January 16th, 2017|Building Capability, Conversations, Creation Process, Idea Generation, Intention, Leaders, Remarkable Results, Teams|

Whether a team leader or individual contributor, each of us has the opportunity to "lead" a more collaborative discourse within our team or with a colleague. Not every conversation needs to be collaborative. Directing the group or encouraging healthy debate are [...]

The Blessing In Disguise

By | November 21st, 2016|Creation Process, Intention, Your Emotional Self|

It's time for Thanksgiving here in the U.S. As I approach the holiday, I realize that I am more focused on problems and frustrations than the blessings in my work and life. I started thinking of all the obvious blessings [...]

Three Questions to Help Refrain From Dysfunctional Debate

By | October 2nd, 2016|Conversations, Creation Process, Idea Generation, Leaders, Teams|

Last week, I talked about holding back when you really don't have much to say. This week, I am thinking about our human tendency to move into hot and heavy "debate" on an issue, especially when we have deep expertise or [...]

Do You Procrastinate To Innovate?

By | February 21st, 2016|Building Capability, Creation Process, Intention, Remarkable Results, Teams|

One of My Three Words for 2016 is creative. I want to generate more creativity in my life and work this year. Do you need or want to bring some innovation to your work or team? I am reading a [...]