Stop emailing me. Stop calling me. Stop talking. I would rather hear these from staff, co-leaders, my kids, spouse, friend, and strangers. Instead, we often hear; I didn’t understand, I heard you wrong, you were not clear, I did not know. You see, people can filter, schedule, turn off, sign off and ignore. We think… Read more about Over do it: communication
Leadership for me has become an exercise in connection. In my experience, I have only learned to lead as much as I am willing to go first in the harder things in life. Usually, that means that I will be breaking things first, failing first and sometimes stumbling on what works. Not many people are… Read more about Going first: Review of Udemy Leadership Course by Seth Godin
Broken human connection can results in isolation not only from others but ourselves. Internally we lose the ability to process our emotions and inner life. Going to the extremes, broken connection can cause us to dive into addiction and self-destructiveness. Tina Francis Mutungu, like my self-travelled to Thailand with The Exodus Road to tell some… Read more about Desperate to connect
MIT professor and author Sherry Turkle gave this TED talk on being connected but alone in 2012. Think off the tech that has burst on the scene since she gave this. Virtual Reality was barely in our vocabulary. Now it soon will be in the hands of millions. Tech that supposedly connects us continues to… Read more about Alone?
I will be offline for the next five days. Posts have been scheduled daily. Anything that comes up will need to wait till next Monday. I found it helpful to review some of my own writings on tech breaks, in my own prep to be inaccessible to those other than the people with me in… Read more about Refresher on the fast
Travel arrangements made, accomodations booked and connections with people planned. Well, most were. There was one last one, an important one. That one had said no. Why did this single hiccup in our trip matter? An award was be given to us. Two even. We were meeting with some incredible new people and some old… Read more about The failed connection
Recently I visited two restaurants in San Francisco. One was a famous steak house, and the other was a top ranked Sushi Bar. At the sushi bar, my friends and I ordered a long list of items without any idea of how good they would be. We had come there because my experience said it… Read more about The menu connection
There may be two or three. There may be dozens. Stop and take a moment and ask yourself. Who have I lost contact with? Maybe a good place to start would be another question. Why did we lose contact in the first place? Was it a broken promise or a betrayal? Often it is just… Read more about Re-connecting