What Is Your Element?

The Element, by Sir Ken Robinson,is turning out to be a really good read. What is the element?  It is “the meeting point between natural aptitude and personal passion (p. 21).” Unfamiliar with Robinson?  I was too until I caught

Need an Assistant?

Don’t know about you, but I’m always in the market for productivity help.  Don’t have an assistant.  Have enough attention deficit to always be interested in something just outside my peripheral vision, and love learning about new things.  Potentially a

Testing Assumptions

I’ve written a good bit about assumptions.  This is an important subject.  You may think you’re living in an assumption-free environment…but you’re not.  They’re there.  Apparently they’re in a kind of blind spot. Kem Meyer’s got a great take today

Where Is Your Focus?

I’m sure you’re familiar with Abraham Maslow’s Heirarchy of Needs.  Most of us have seen it. It’s certainly not new information.  What might be new to you is that according to Chip Conley’s Peak, where you focus your organization’s attention

Listening for Success

How would you rate your listening skills?  Are you an active listener?  Or are you actively looking for your next chance to get a word in as soon as possible?  Maybe already formulating what you’re going to say as soon