Live your purpose (or else)

So, my kick on problem-solving has run its course (for now). Which makes me wonder what should I rant talk about next? And it’s pretty obvious to me. I need to talk about purpose. Exactly one week ago, I was closing out a meeting with a group of 35 young, South African, potential entrepreneurs. WeContinue reading “Live your purpose (or else)”

WARNING: This is an actual sermon (I’m not kidding)

WARNING: This is an actual sermon (though I may rant a bit at the end). Please do not read/comment on this post if spiritual stuff offends you. It really wasn’t written for you. Thanks. I have a confession to make. I stopped being a Christian a long time ago. But please allow me to explain whatContinue reading “WARNING: This is an actual sermon (I’m not kidding)”

Developing Your Credibility as a Problem-Solver (pt. 2)

In my last blog (a guest post for Jim Keenan here), I ranted explained the importance of collaboration. In particular, I linked collaboration to the idea that “You have to disrupt customers to get them to see the problem, solution, and outcome that you can help them successfully address. And, perhaps even more importantly, youContinue reading “Developing Your Credibility as a Problem-Solver (pt. 2)”

4 Keys for Developing Yourself as a Leader

Occasionally, I get access to top quality leaders who share their wisdom. Today was one of those days. And I just HAD to share this… Here are my notes from a powerful presentation on developing yourself as a leader. The speaker was Dr. John Agwunobi, four-star admiral, former Asst. Secretary of Health in the U.S., andContinue reading “4 Keys for Developing Yourself as a Leader”

Developing Your Credibility as a Problem-Solver (pt. 1)

Well, I’m going to continue my rant on problem solving (no surprise here, eh?). If you haven’t read my posts on problem solving as an economic generator or on problem solving as a process, please do so now. Shucks, you may even want to read my post where I argue for shifting your entire economicContinue reading “Developing Your Credibility as a Problem-Solver (pt. 1)”

Uh, Houston? We have a problem.

Uh, Houston? We have a problem. Those immortal words have been used as a punch line to many situations, but their original utterance was of the most serious matter. Made famous by a Hollywood movie, the astronauts aboard Apollo 13 were definitely not laughing when they contacted their support team a trillion miles away. (Okay,Continue reading “Uh, Houston? We have a problem.”

I Can’t Say It Any Plainer: SOLVE the @$%! PROBLEM!

I was having a discussion with an organization I am helping and we got to talking about how to get their desired improvements going. One of the folks at the table declared, “We just don’t have enough money.” I about fell out of my chair. But instead of yelling the “NO!” that was screaming insideContinue reading “I Can’t Say It Any Plainer: SOLVE the @$%! PROBLEM!”

Have you ever seen a monkey get angry?

Have you ever seen a monkey get angry? It’s not a pretty sight. I spend a fair bit of time in Africa each year. On one of my trips, I went on a safari. (Note: once you’ve seen animals in the wild, you’ll never want to visit a zoo again.) During that day, my groupContinue reading “Have you ever seen a monkey get angry?”