So you want to be successful? Then you’d better QUIT!

So you want your career trajectory to progress at an incline? Do you want to lead those great assignments that will sustain your expected level of success? Great…I suggest you quit… Quit trying to solve the problem or seize opportunities alone. You are sharp; always on top of your game and so very effective.  Guess what…you…

Unexpected Inspiration…pass it on!

“The machine itself makes no demands and holds out no promises. It is the human spirit that makes demands and keeps promises.” Lewis Mumford – Architect. “Red” Burns was the co-founder and chair of the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.  I found about her via…

Looking forward

Yesterday I picked up Howard Schultz’s book, “Onward”. I had been meaning to for a while but it kept getting replaced on the priority list. However, the other day I read a great article about what Starbucks was doing to support educating it’s employees, and I felt compelled to read this story. As I started the…

What 5 things did you learn today?

Do you rely on your news feed to expand your perspective and provide you with knowledge and wisdom? If so, I suggest you proceed cautiously. First, unless you carefully subscribe to friends, pundits, bloggers and tweeters that will only provide you with opinions and perspectives you already understand and agree with, your news feed may…

Making Confidence your killer app

Plutarch said, “To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes, the wise and the good learn wisdom for the future.” A profound statement: great for those motivational office posters or calendar quotes. But how does it help you bounce back from that totally FUBAR’ed[i] project or…

Thanks giving…

The most wonderful feeling or expression, and the most significant  step on the path to happiness…is the feeling or expression of GRATITUDE. It may sound naive, but I believe it would be difficult to find someone who isn’t thankful for something. Any and all mercies, gifts, simple and complex pleasures, a sunrise or a sunset, a…

Be Courageous always, in all ways.

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” ― Maya Angelou   My faith in humanity is strengthened every time I witness someone being courageous. An act of courage can unleash a force that can change a mind, change a perspective, change direction, and…