Thursday, September 26, 2013

When I grow up...

Lately, I have been thinking about what kinds of things I LIKE to do. I have been thinking about my personal environment and my personal preferences. After some time, I finally had a revelation on it. Like everything else, it was triggered by a conversation that a few friends kept having with me. It always starts differently, but somehow it seems to always end the same. The question often comes up "how are you able to do X?" The answer seems to be "It depends on the team"!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Row, row, row your boat?

Sometimes, we try to change something about ourselves that we believe will be simple and straightforward. A great example of this is the weight issue. Most everyone can relate to trying to lose or gain weight – and more importantly, keep it off or on! But this is a good example because it is actually simple to start, sometimes simple to achieve – but extremely difficult to maintain. I do not have the answer to the weight issue, but I have noticed that many companies try to change by looking at an exterior methodology – and think this will answer all their issues. But many times, these new ways of doing things only surface the deeper issues – the ones that do not require a simple change. Worse yet, sometimes the organization does not know why it is making the choice it will pursue; it is blind to the deeper issues. This natural blindness can get people and organizations into some interesting trouble.