"Don't crack up. Bend your brain. See both sides. Throw off your mental chains!" Everyone has those points in life where it's hard. That voice in the back of your head that casts doubt especially when working through challenges in your life. The feeling that you are not where you should be or that you… Continue reading Don’t Crack Up!
I have been reflecting on various buying experiences with a common theme. When service is not quite right, I don't mention it. Even if asked directly, I sometimes gloss over the "bad" experience. It struck me when I was getting my oil changed at our regular car dealer. It seemed like a typical experience. The… Continue reading Would You Send the Steak Back?
I have been to every Dave Matthews concert for the last twenty some years (at least one per year, that is). In past, I have had revelations like just loving to watch this guy do what he truly loves. It's an incredible thing to admire. Someone in the moment of what they love to do… Continue reading Where Do You Learn?
Part of practicing mindfulness is just noticing what's around you. Sometimes it can be appreciating a conversation. Sometimes it can be remembering to say "thank you". Sometimes it can be stopping to listen to the sounds around us. And sometimes it can be seeing the world. Mother Nature at its best. I was taking a… Continue reading Weeding Out Human Bias?
Anyone can be a teacher, even a class full of fourth graders. I was ecstatic to talk to my son’s class about what an Innovation Consultant at IBM does. After clarifying that IBM does not make XBOX or Nintendo, I had the students do some fun activities focused on innovation and change. And then the… Continue reading The Power of “Yet”