When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower. – Alexander Den Heijer What a profound statement. Listen to the wisdom in these sixteen words. When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower. As leaders, we need to take theseContinue reading Where is Your Focus?
Seeking perfection is an act of pointlessness, uselessness, and futility. When we seek perfection, we spend (read “waste”) so much time trying to squeeze one last drop of innovative content to create the most amazing, never to be duplicated, unconquerable product, service, or idea. Whether it is a gadget, a widget, a product, or aContinue reading Perfection is a Delusion
You’re reading the latest novel and suddenly, out of nowhere, you’re completely blindsided by the way the hero in the story behaves. What the heck just happened? Why did she do that? Doesn’t she know better? Well, maybe she does and maybe she doesn’t. It’s hard to say with the limited information you have. SoContinue reading Which Role Will You Play Today?
Life can sometimes feel like just a string of routines that we do over and over every single day. You hit the alarm, you get up, brush your teeth, take a shower, or do thirty minutes of exercise and THEN shower, shave, makeup, get dressed, devour a quick breakfast, and then go to work. OnceContinue reading Reinvent an Old Routine
Most leaders employ an open-door policy. I’m not sure if they do this because they want to or because HR tells them to or if they heard or read somewhere that it’s a “best practice.” What do you think? HR directive? Best practice? Or it seems reasonable and shows you are an approachable boss? I’mContinue reading Shut the Door on the Open-Door Policy