Sustainable Change

Be An Anthropologist

By | January 22nd, 2018|Leaders, People Are Funny, Sustainable Change, Teams|

Are you frustrated with someone at work? Even angry? Or, maybe you are perplexed by a person who is not at all like you. Worse, maybe you have agreement from others that your current judgment is correct. Rather than allow [...]

5 Lessons for Responding to The Next Wave of Change

By | March 12th, 2017|General, Leaders, Remarkable Results, Sustainable Change, Teams, Your Emotional Self|

This post was first published on October 24th, 2011. It's hard to consider just how much change we've been through since then and that is surely yet to come! Does it feel like you are at the beach with yet another [...]

How Are You Generating Productive Feelings in Your Team?

By | June 29th, 2015|Conversations, Intention, Leaders, Remarkable Results, Sustainable Change, Your Emotional Self|

Today, I am offering you a quote to start your week. While reading a book, I came across something attributed to Maya Angelou. It reminded me of how focused we are on what we "do" and "say" rather than the feeling [...]

Complaining about the Course Deters Winning

By | June 22nd, 2015|Building Capability, Intention, Leaders, Remarkable Results, Sustainable Change, Teams, Your Emotional Self|

I am an aspiring golfer. While watching the U.S. Open played this weekend on the Chambers Bay course in Seattle Washington, it was a little like watching my game only the players are top in their profession. The challenge of the [...]

Re-Wiring Your Brain (to ride a opposite bicycle)

By | May 31st, 2015|Building Capability, Intention, Remarkable Results, Sustainable Change, Your Emotional Self|

Destin Sandlin is a rocket engineer who started an educational video youtube channel called Smarter Everyday. In this episode, Destin tries out a bicycle built by a welder-friend. The bike operates opposite of the one we all learn to ride. See what [...]

Sustaining Breakthroughs

By | April 27th, 2015|Building Capability, Creation Process, Intention, Leaders, Remarkable Results, Sustainable Change, Teams|

Whether about a key result or our own self-awareness or effectiveness, having a breakthrough is energizing. In my work, we are always seeking a breakthrough, big or small, one or more. The breakthroughs are in self-awareness and effective action. A [...]

Are You Seeing Reality?

By | November 3rd, 2014|Creation Process, Intention, Leaders, People Are Funny, Remarkable Results, Sustainable Change, Teams|

I am reading The Quantum and the Lotus by Matthieu Ricard and  Trinh Xuan Thuan. The authors share how they see the intersection between science and Buddhism on the nature of reality. It's not the book for everyone, but a [...]

Getting Your Future Vision Clear

By | September 7th, 2014|Idea Generation, Intention, Remarkable Results, Sustainable Change|

Photo by Mrs. KLF on Flickr This Monday is a re-post of something I wrote in September 2012. I am planning to have two or three follow-on posts to support your 2015 strategic goal-setting. When we create a [...]

Getting Your Future Vision Clear

By | September 24th, 2012|Idea Generation, Intention, Remarkable Results, Sustainable Change|

When we create a vision, we often work from the past to the future. We can "see" past and current products or services. We know what customers tell us about value. But, when innovating, we're also making the [...]