Creativity Killers

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Ideation, Innovation, Creativity. What is the key to living the creative life? I’m not sure I can answer that question but it’s at the heart of what I’m curious about today. The other day in my quiet time I came across a quote by creative wonder Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way. ” A…

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I Feel Stupid To Admit It; But I Don’t Know What I Want….

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When we don’t know what we want. Being unclear, indecisive, unsure, hesitant, stuck or unmotivated can be frustrating. But don’t  buy into the belief that you should be clear. If you aren’t clear – you obviously shouldn’t be! Getting clear is a process and there are plenty of good reasons for being unclear, unsure, indecisive,…

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Let’s Get Real; Changing your business or career is scary!

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Business & Career Innovation & Reinvention – It’s Not Easy…but it can be fun This next week I will  spend  time ruminating, sharing and engaging business leaders,  social change agents, and entrepreneurs in discussions around the topic of Getting Real CHANGE in their businesses and careers.   I’d love to have you join me. On…

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Leadership. It must get better. It must become GOOD.

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Leadership. It must get better. It must become GOOD. As I  review the Community Round table report on community management my mind keeps chunking up to the idea about what this report has to do with  GOOD leadership;  servant,  community, tribal  and movement inciting  leadership? I keep coming back to the thought that as cool…

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Collaboration, Cooperation & Openness: The Framework for Success

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Collaboration, cooperation and contribution are the characteristics of open frameworks, frameworks that will succeed in the future. I can’t lose this visual of windows versus doors. This idea of openness versus transparency. You see we’ve all been talking about the importance of transparency and yet truth be told there is something more elemental to growth…

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Think Outside The Box: The path to change

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Tired of the results you’re getting? Want to change? Feel like you, your business, team, is stuck in an endless loop of reactive, hardwired, knee jerk, automatic, unconscious actions and behaviors? Human beings and things humans make (companies, institutions, ventures, communities) become whatever they ‘repeatedly’ do. “We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is…

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Online & In Real Life: Finding Harmony

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What’s your take on harmonizing In real life and on-line? For most of my life I have developed relationships, communicated, come to know and be known, in person and over the phone. Over the past couple years the tools available to communicate, relate, engage and connect with others have exploded. Increasingly I find myself writing…

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Priortities and Mattergaps

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 Mattergaps  & Priorities How often do you find yourself asking what first? What now? What do I say no to? What do I say yes to? Only hours later to find yourself knee deep in urgent matters that aren't necessarily important, at all? In my life working side by side with leaders and creators I…

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