The Hard Work

Having to do hard stuff, the real shit work, doesn’t mean I’m in the wrong job. Quite the opposite; I’m doing the hard stuff because I’m in the right

Responding to Fear

You don’t rationalize someone out of a fear response; you can't because they're subsumed by the emotion. The opposite of fear isn’t to show no fear but to show compassion for

Character and Choices

I heard a quote today, "Your character is the sum total of your choices.", and it reminded me of something Rick Voirin, Chairman of Stagen Leadership Academy said, "With awareness comes choice. Without

Getting to Done

As Andy Grove once noted: "A manager's work is never done. There is always more to be done, more that should be done, always more than can be done." (High Output Management, p.


Wisdom is the right application of knowledge in a context. We gain wisdom through the wrong application of knowledge in a context. Funny how that works... We can bring others along in our