Dream Leader

Dream Leader

You have a vision of the future. A vision that solves a problem, heals a wound or creates something new and useful in the world. How might you bring your vision of the future into the present? What needs to change to make it happen? Who needs to change to make it...
Quick To Judge

Quick To Judge

We can be quick to judge others.   The further removed we are from someone, the more black and white their rights and wrongs seem to be.   But how can we presume to appraise a situation before we know the full story?   Would we want our own words and...
Empathy

Empathy

The four and half minutes you spend watching this video might change you. We spend a lot of the day consumed by our own story. As my friend Anne describes it, our story is built of the images, narratives and internal videos that we play and replay to find or confirm...
Table Stakes

Table Stakes

In business, table stakes are the cost of admission, the price you pay to get into the game.   They are the minimum entry requirement that you need to have in order to have a credible competitive starting position.   If you want to be in the burger business,...
Gifts vs Commodities

Gifts vs Commodities

This post borrows very liberally from the wonderful work of Lewis Hyde in his classic text “The Gift” which I highly recommend you read in full.   A work of art is a gift, not a commodity.   A gift is a thing we can not get by our own efforts. We...