The Value of Wandering

You’ve probably heard it before. People will often ask this simple question: “How did you start?”. Or if they haven’t asked it yet, they are certainly wondering about it. Depending on the context, “you” might refer to your company, your project, your product, your...

Three Seconds Away

I am sitting at one of my usual writing spots near the wide windows overlooking my front yard. My writing process is simple. Sit in front of the computer. Put my hands on the keyboard. Start moving my fingers to help my mind pick up an idea worth sharing with you....

Tip To Write Your Origin Story

In his book, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation, Parker J. Palmer wrote the wonderful quote below. I could help you frame your origin story. “Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you....

The Story You Don’t Want To Skip

Using a strategic narrative to launch a project or grow your business does something that a single and isolated story alone can not. You will move people from the position of audience to the position of participants. A strategic narrative is a system of four main...

Choosing Courage

The companies I help range from organizations with a handful of people to tenths of thousands. What they do is also very diverse. For example, NuOz builds networks for large retailers. Spencer Stuart finds the next CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. The L’Oreal brand IT...