Tag: personal development

February 9, 2014 / / Leadership

I’ve been pondering the lack of fun in the dysfunctionality of bureaucracies, educational institutions, government agencies, and toxic work environments. Besides the fact that they’re laden with more control freaks and incompetent sociopaths than Wall Street, what is it that makes these organizations…

November 3, 2013 / / Goals

What is Sturgeon’s Law? Does it have to do with the sturgeon fish? Or with Beluga Caviar? Noooooo! It’s simple: Ninety percent of everything is crud. Sturgeon’s Law is named after science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon, who coined it in 1951. He originally referred…

October 28, 2013 / / Leadership

“… Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine,  you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to…

October 6, 2013 / / Leadership

You can break leadership styles into two basic categories: the UP Leadership Style and the DOWN Leadership Style. Of course, this is oversimplified. And, yes, leadership traits can be dissected further (for all you detail-oriented engineering types).  Not all leaders possess all the qualities outlined…

September 15, 2013 / / Goals

My mom told me a story that when I was about three or four years old she found me standing on the sink in front of the mirror in our upstairs bathroom, where I was brushing my hair with great fury. She asked…

August 7, 2013 / / Future

My success is not linked to others’ opinion of me. Why does this matter?  I am not interested in being oppressed by anyone or anything or any thought.  I am succeeding in business and building my future without regard to what others think.…

June 22, 2013 / / Goals
June 21, 2013 / / Goals

Unless you are specific with your goals, changes are you will be stuck in the land of “Someday I’ll” between your ears, and you certainly won’t be flying to the Carribbean unless you already live there!

May 28, 2013 / / Goals

I almost died when I was sixteen. I woke up fast on a dark early December morning to the merciless Santa Ana winds whipping our house, branches squeaking across the window panes, and echoey whistles banging against the shingles.  I noticed my alarm clock…

May 26, 2013 / / Goals

I recently heard the worst excuse ever for not attending school. “I’m sorry I haven’t been coming,” the kiddo at the end of the line said to me on the phone. “I’m allergic to cold air.” Really?! A kid in Seattle allergic to…