On July 14, 2016, Lori and I hiked the devils staircase trail at Guadalupe mountains state park, and Lori’s Tevas had to be retired when the soles delaminated, but not before we hiked the final 1/2 mile on her repaired shoe across a field of bowling ball- and larger-sized boulders. As we finished the hike, […]
Like a marriage or divorce, the end of a job — and even the relationship itself — can be a traumatic experience, leaving you questioning fundamentals of who you are, what you stand for, and what you want. My client, we’ll call her Elaine, quit a job she called an abusive relationship. While she was […]
Is trust really missing in modern organizations? Media says people don’t trust companies. Of course, it’s a matter of perspective, right? YES, TRUST IS PRESENT In fact, people absolutely trust companies. Some people and employees trust companies to mistreat them, lie to them, and even defraud them. Some managers don’t trust people to voluntarily do […]
Remembering all who came before on this beautiful Memorial Day. #UnitedStatesOfAmerica #LetFreedomRing #InGodWeTrust #AllMenAndWomenAreCreatedEqual #MemorialDay
My life changed when I committed to having fantastic relationships in every area of my life. I struggled for years in uncomfortable situations and relationships until I realized I didn’t have to tolerate unacceptable communication behaviors or other boundary violations in my work or personal relationships. Nobody has the right to belittle, berate, blame, shame, […]
I recently saw a paradox that boggled my mind, but that is very true in my experience. We Manage to Revenues at the Expense of Everything Else Take a moment and let the next three sentences sink in. It’s a fact that the basic tenets of lean management are about maximizing customer value and eliminating […]
What’s the difference between leadership and management? Management programs and even some companies talk about leadership, but few people outside academics seem to understand that there’s a very real and often misunderstood difference between “management” and “leadership”. Management In a nutshell, management is what gets the quarterly financial results. It’s also often correlated with: Influence, […]
Lessons Learned at the 5.12k Run to Brunch 2019 in Austin, TX. This was my first 5k race in more than 2 years. It was a hot, humid day.
There she was, flying along in the near-dark of the shaded twilight trail, minding her own business, when, out of nowhere, something grabbed her, then blasted her through the air just as rapidly and unexpectedly. She responded valiantly, reflexively, with a defensive sting, her last act in life. It was all over. Just before. There […]
I raced Jack’s Generic Triathlon this year. Here’s my lessons learned from this sprint triathlon, including my thoughts on the race overall.