ON MY MIND: The Cynics Among Us

ON MY MIND: The Cynics Among Us

I work a lot with teams that are trying to make something better – their organizations, their communities, their countries. Inevitably, early in any change process, there’s often a person at the back of the room who raises his or her hand and asks a question that’s...
ON MY MIND: The Wisdom of Chickens

ON MY MIND: The Wisdom of Chickens

Chickens? Wisdom? Give me a chance to explain. When I’m working with leaders I often find myself coming back to three words of advice inspired by author Greg McKeowen – “protect the asset.” He wrote: The best asset we have for making a contribution to the world is...
FROM MY BOOKSHELF: Think Again by Adam Grant

FROM MY BOOKSHELF: Think Again by Adam Grant

The old saying, “seeing is believing” doesn’t really describe how we operate as humans. If you’ve spent any time with me in a workshop, you’ve probably heard me tell a favorite story that challenges this conventional wisdom. There’s this elderly couple. The wife Ethel...