“The Enemy Is Out There” – A Learning Disability of Organizations

How often in golf when I am putting, do I blame the greens for my missed putt?  Too fast, too bumpy, too …..  Each of us has the propensity to blame to someone or something outside ourselves when things go wrong.  Marketing blames sales, sales blames engineerin

Casting Your Bread On The Water

If you cast your bread on the water, it will return a hundred fold.  An old proverb one I firmly believe.   My father after he retired he told that it wasn't the projects he was most pround of but the people he had helped.  He said that the effect on people multi

What Does Your Inner Voice Say?

How do you talk to yourself? Do you scold yourself or encourage yourself? The words we use are very important to the way we communicate with ourselves and others.  We must always choose the way we express our thoughts.  The words create images and feelings.  Images c

“It’s Getting Fine”

When I was about 12 years old I set off early with my bosum buddy early to go fishing with Jack Sampson, who was an adult friend of my buddy.  The plan was we would get our row boat at a pond and take it out to the river and take it across the river to a favourite fishing area.

Am I Attracting Things

Are my thoughts attracting things I do not want?  A close friend is exhibiting some very self destructive behavior and I am quite pessimistic about the outcome. Are you on a project that you are very pessimistic about the outcome. Do you find it difficult to keep your "ends

Leadership What Do You Stand For

I look for examples of great leadership and learn from them.  Lolly Daskal has written a great blog abour that Lolly Daskal on leadership.   As Project X matures the committment to deliver value rapidly to the client drives all our actions.  Our understan

Accepting Myself Deeply and Completely

One of the challenges we all face is accepting our imperfections. I have just spent two weeks trying to help out with a friend who is facing some real life challenges.  However I know that I made some mistakes in the process and I keep second guessing myself.  I have to be


&$#%ing commuting! we all hate it and yet we all do it. we are in the habit of getting in our car and driving to work. bumper to bumper. stop and go. traffic. oh, how we hate it. I suspect a good number of us don’t have to do it. we could work from home or a local library or

Setting Positive Goals

"I am going to lose weight," "I am going to quit smoking,"    Why don't these resolutions work?   I think our unconcsious does not recognize negatives because it sees things as images.  The only images these thought evoke are images of w

Who Will I Be When I Grow Up?

Dreams are problem solving metaphors.  Nightmares are unacceptable solutions.   Alfred Adler proposed these ideas as an explanation of the purpose of dreams. Recently I have been having dreams that leave me with a feeling of being lost.  One deals with being on the t