Archive - November, 2009

A three part series on listening.

Something I come across often is communication breakdown. Whether it is the workplace or online, communication is essential to building and maintaining relationships. We so easily can go about our day misunderstanding each other or simply missing out on the opportunity to make a new friend or strengthen the relationships we already have. I have found a few key principles that have helped me correct some bad behaviors, in stumbling through my own communication issues.

Be yourself and engage your tribe: innovation over imitation

Be yourself, be remarkable, be unique. This past week I had the chance to meet a few people from Keen Footwear. Keen’s CEO gave the keynote at the Willamette Innovators Night (WIN) 2009 and did a great skit. The main point of James Curleigh’s skit was to be an innovator not an imitator.