Let’s be smarter…

It's okay to be smart. In fact, during employment interviews many of the questions that HR representatives ask are designed to help identify "the smart people". Yes, companies spend a lot of money trying to determine how smart people are, before they're hired. But there's something far more important to you and your company. That something is called "shared knowledge". This type of knowledge includes the tribal knowledge that can and should be [...]

Don’t listen… sometimes.

It's hard not to listen. Who hasn't heard, "Listen to your parents". And we really do want to listen. Especially, when we're working to improve. You see, self improvement requires work. Hard work. And, it's an inside job. Unfortunately, when we're trying to change for the better, a few people might suddenly speak up. And they really want us to listen. But, we shouldn't. We shouldn't listen to the naysayers, who say, "You can't do [...]

Practice, Then Performance

Most of us love to watch a great performance. We sit back and let the performance happen. And if we like what we see, we gladly applaud. But when we see a great performance, we need to remember something. The performance isn't the work. It's just a benefit. The work occurs long before the performance. We're actually applauding the practice that took place - before the performance. Because what is a great performance, [...]

Today Is The Day

Today is the day. And, there's no better day than today... to tell us your story. When you were little, you may have been afraid to raise your hand, and talk to the class. But even though you were afraid, you probably did it anyway. You raised your hand and then waited. Waited to be called upon. You were very brave, but you also did as you were told, so you sat there, [...]

Speed is important

Yes, speed is important. Especially, if you're in an ambulance. But there's something far more important than speed. What is that little "something"? Well, it's the direction we find ourselves traveling. If you're headed down the wrong trail, getting there faster might make you feel better, and yes, it's better to get to the wrong place sooner rather than later. But... If your headed in the wrong direction, you're still headed in the wrong direction. I'd [...]