You Need Intentions and Simple Routines Every Day

You and I make change much more difficult than necessary. We forget the power of stating our intentions. We ignore establishing simple routines to keep us moving and focused on our purpose. You don’t have to be stuck. At least that’s what I keep reading. The message comes across [...]

2020-07-17T13:45:51-05:00

How I Chose My Word of the Year and My Three Words

When I first heard about choosing a word of the year, the process reminded me of the work I was doing in strategic planning. Strategic thinking and planning, by design, should bring to the forefront what is most important.  Identifying values, articulating your purpose or mission, and looking forward [...]

2020-02-18T16:30:07-06:00

Who Is the Enemy of Achieving Excellence?

On my bookshelf sits a small book with a powerful message. We sabotage excellence. Harry Paul, John Britt, and Ed Jent have given us an intriguing story in Who Kidnapped Excellence? The mystery opens with a kidnapping and a ransom note left in the administrative conference room. “We have taken [...]

2020-02-18T17:05:00-06:00

Three Thoughts to Inspire Your Change Effort

Facing change efforts—large or small—can be overwhelming. Individuals, companies, schools—we all need a little inspiration and encouragement to press on.  Here are a few thoughts to consider if you are leading a change effort.  How to be present . . . Tiffany Delmore suggests actions leaders should take on [...]

2020-04-29T15:59:29-05:00

Can We Keep from Going Back to the Status Quo?

"I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then." Alice in Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll) Holding on to the way things are or have always been just feeds the status quo.  Striving for better inherently implies that something must change. We struggle to dislocate [...]

2020-02-18T17:05:45-06:00