Knowing and doing

Someone once wisely said, “it’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know” – this is not only true in the most obvious way, it’s also something that we all struggle with. Practically and [...]

Building windmills

When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills – Chinese proverb I’ve more normally heard the proverb above as ‘In a hurricane, build windmills’. For me, I use [...]

Rules of engagement

Rules is one of those words that conjure up mixed emotions. For some, following rules is more of an inconvenience and obstruction to progress while for others it is a soothing experience knowing [...]

Forming habits

I’m not convinced that it really takes 21 days to form a habit. I’m not convinced it doesn’t. What I am convinced about is that unless you want to get something done, it won’t get done if you’re [...]

Wanting to be heard

Do you remember King Solomon? He was known as the wisest and richest man that had ever lived. He had his challenges like all of us and some of them included the demands he put on the people in [...]

Sponsor someone

Early in my career, I was assigned a mentor when I joined an organization. The company had a buddy system that was designed to help newcomers acclimate better and quicker inside the organization. [...]

Good examples

Mark Twain once said, “Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.” Unfortunately, when you’re put on the spot to conjure up a good example for a given situation [...]