The Innovation Gap

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” ~ William Arthur Ward “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~ Sir Winston Churchill “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly,…… Continue reading The Innovation Gap

Over-communicate with your leaders

Want to avoid confusion with your team? Communicate. Communicate. Communicate. I define a leader as someone who takes people somewhere they would otherwise not go on their own. All-too-often, as I look back on my life in leadership, my tendency is always to get a mile ahead of my team because I have under-communicated the…… Continue reading Over-communicate with your leaders

3 Qualities of Successful People

I have a lifelong obsession with golf. It started in 2nd grade when my parents scraped together enough money for a starter set and a series of playing lessons at a local par 3 course. Even though neither of them were serious players– I guess they thought I’d enjoy it. And I did. A lot.…… Continue reading 3 Qualities of Successful People

You aren’t going to change

On Evolution, Biology Teachers Stray From Lesson Plan Researchers found that only 28 percent of biology teachers consistently follow the recommendations of the National Research Council to describe straightforwardly the evidence for evolution and explain the ways in which it is a unifying theme in all of biology. At the other extreme, 13 percent explicitly…… Continue reading You aren’t going to change

Success Secret: Serve Your Way to the Top

The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. I tell you the truth, when you were younger…… Continue reading Success Secret: Serve Your Way to the Top

The new corner office

Perhaps this recession really has taught us some things? I’ve noticed some trends softly changing in the past 2-3 years that are enlightening a cultural shift in our work-home-success life quotient. And they are encouraging. Here’s a few things I would label under “the new corner office.” (Things that todays worker use to label that…… Continue reading The new corner office

Measuring Success in Social Media

I laugh when I see the term, “social media expert.” Let’s be honest. It’s an emerging field and the only thing that makes someone an expert is that they have labeled themselves as such and they read Mashable and Seth Godin. With that in mind, I’ll just point out that for the last two years…… Continue reading Measuring Success in Social Media

Social Media Tip: Be Consistent

Want to know a secret about social media success? If you want to succeed long-term in social media you need to be consistent in how you use social media. For more than 10 years I’ve been active in some form of what we now call “social media.” Chat rooms. Message boards. Listserv. Forums. MySpace. Blogs.…… Continue reading Social Media Tip: Be Consistent