The Tyranny of the Urgent … 5% for #2!

Over my career I have often been faced with situations where there was just too much on the plate at any one time. This reality of operating at or over personal capacity is pervasive in today’s economic reality when we all feel the need to maximize our professional impact in order to improve often lackluster […]

0

Remember, PowerPoint is a tool … YOU are the presentation!

For many of us, a “PowerPoint” presentation is an important element of everyday activities. Just this morning, I have been working on one presentation that I am going to use next week and editing another one that a direct report of mine is planning to use in an upcoming customer meeting. I freely admit that […]

0

Act with intent

It has struck me over the past few weeks how often I have been talking to folks about the possible actions that lay ahead in their worlds; trying to play a role to help them think through the issues and possible alternatives that lie ahead of them.  Whether chatting with personal friends, or in discussions […]

0

Act with Intent: Redux

To extend the concept that I wrote about in the last entry, I wanted to explore and share a few more ideas on this subject. This idea of “acting with intent,” working to be thoughtful and present in the actions in our lives, is relevant to young and old alike. Regardless of whether we are […]

0

“PBR”… Maybe not what you think!

I know, I know… an unlikely image for one of my blog entries!  Just to set the record straight, I have nothing against Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer.  In fact, i have enjoyed one or two (maybe a few more!) over the years and there is something special about drinking an ice cold “PBR” out of […]

0

“Put it on the Wall”

Over the past months, I have been very active in a consulting business that I started in 2008. The work has been a pleasure. I have worked across a wide range of industries and an equally wide variety of projects. The industries have included: tele-medicine, natural gas, retail grocery, and industrial mining to name a […]

0