Recently a friend had the opportunity to visit with a woman who was speaking on feminism. During her talk Liz Forkin Bohannon encouraged the men in the audience to engage with her on the topic of gender equality. She was inviting them into a conversation she believed they had been excluded or felt they had… Read more about Permission to engage
There are no missteps, arguments, confusion or wrong orders. Everyone has a role, played in unison with the rest of the team. This happens every night at Ryoko Sushi Bar in San Francisco. Their team is synchronized. You really don’t even notice it as a customer. That is why people are delighted. That is why… Read more about Unoticeable
Momentum is described as “product of the mass and velocity of an object.” Daily (I introduce Daily here) knows there will be tough days, obstacles and uphill pushes. People will get in the way. Organizations will add obstacles. Some days we won’t even want to get out of bed. Simply starting something means we thought… Read more about Momentum
I had called Nate to order t-shirts for a conference. I only needed two. I was told Nate was the man who could help. Nate was sad to inform me that they had a minimum order of ten. I had no need for ten. The conversation could have ended there. Nate had no obligation to… Read more about I can’t do that but I know someone who can
United States Army General Creighton Abrams gave us this wisdom: “When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.” Here is a great trick. Celebrate every successful bite. It does not matter what the goal: pursuing debt-free life, launching a software tool, publishing a book, or raising a child. These are all overwhelming when… Read more about The elephant and a hundred celebrations
Hokmah is the Hebrew word for wisdom. Not just any wisdom, but that which is practical and used by those who know their craft and how to efficiently apply it. It was often used to describe what a master has gained over all their experience. We learn so much as we daily practice, fail and… Read more about Sharing our hokmah
We often get historical with others. It is easy to focus on past mistakes, or even successes. What if instead we thought of their future, where they hope to be headed. Here is a scenario. At the next gathering when interacting with someone stop and think, “what are my assumptions about this person?” Next start… Read more about Getting Futuristic
Receptionist, social media manager, gopher, artist and PR pro. This was all in a recent job posting I saw. The employer wanted it all. Could someone do all that? Yes. Do it all well? Probably not. A job posting like this says one thing. I don’t really know what they do. Do you lead? Take… Read more about They do all that?