Eighty-Five

85 Majoring in the minors; Minoring in the majors. It happens everywhere, much of the time. This is when people spend inordinate amounts of time focusing on stuff that matters least, at the expense of the stuff that matters most. This happens because it’s easier to avoid the bigger, harder issues at hand, and insteadContinue reading “Eighty-Five”

Eighty-Two

82 In an impressive and heartfelt TED-Talk given on the price of shame and public humiliation, the notorious Monica Lewinsky says “the internet is the super highway for the Id” (as in Freud’s Id, Ego, & Superego personality structures). A very astute observation from arguably the most well-known, unknown of all time. The internet and socialContinue reading “Eighty-Two”

Eighty

80 PreJUDGEment (you’re doing it right now deciding if you’re going to keep reading this or not). Preconceived notions. Stereotypes. Judging a book by its cover. Hell, just judging in general is pervasive (and kinda fun sometimes you have to admit — and if you don’t admit it, you’re a damn liar and you knowContinue reading “Eighty”

Seventy-Nine

79 Quality of life… that elusive little slice of heaven we’re all pining for. I’ve heard it said that taking the easy road gets progressively harder, while taking the hard road gets progressively easier. I’ve been finding this to be true in my own life. Enduring the varying quality of life levels during these journeysContinue reading “Seventy-Nine”

Seventy-Eight

78 Core competencies. Any individual or organization that is not primarily focused on executing their core competencies is suffering significantly. Their effectiveness is compromised. Their productivity is diluted. We all need to be doing the stuff we’re best at doing, and little else, to maximize personal and professional growth. We need to do this for ourselvesContinue reading “Seventy-Eight”

Seventy-Seven

77 There’s lots of stuff out there on what leadership IS. Good stuff, but to truly understand sound matters, it’s also important to recognize contrasts. Here’s what leadership ISN’T: Leadership isn’t management. Leadership isn’t pretending you’re a leader. Leadership isn’t shirking your responsibilities. Leadership isn’t choosing to hide and coast. Leadership isn’t about doing theContinue reading “Seventy-Seven”