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  • Should

    Should

    “Never should on someone” was told to me about 10 years ago. It’s a reminder to never impose oneself unto another who is uncertain, because imposition or transcendence of one’s personal ambition unto another is a violation.

  • Mapping Strategy

    Mapping Strategy

    Mapping strategy is depicting complex intentionality. In this post I explain what is strategy, the differences between planning, intent and strategy; and I discuss the prominence of uniqueness and interconnectedness in strategies. Of course, as the title suggests, I showcase how to map strategy and provide a few examples. One is the strategy I use for Danny Rehr’s Blog.

  • Fitness for Ambition

    Fitness for Ambition

    Fitness for ambition is a dynamic pursuit. I define it as what dynamically works for us and against us in the pursuit of ways to make us feel rich and flourish in doing so. Important, what makes each of us feel rich means something different to everyone, and through our fitness for ambition, requires activation. Activate that fitness for ambition and you’ll be poised for a myriad of imaginative, creative and innovative opportunities!

  • Failure

    Failure

    Failure means you’re trying. Maybe it didn’t work out; maybe it won’t work out. Good faith and effort was or will be there. You’ll inevitably learn something along the way.

  • The Employee

    The Employee

    Employees aren’t resources. They’re precious resources, and that’s why employees are the company.

  • Systems vs. Teams

    Systems vs. Teams

    Systems are strategic entities. People can operate within them for the purpose of facilitating processes and procedures. More fundamentally, people cooperate in teams. It’s when we errantly swap the two that we sacrifice the viability of strategy, and the humanity of those who make organizations go.

  • Just Be Nice: A Lesson In Path Dependency

    Just Be Nice: A Lesson In Path Dependency

    In the way I’ve thought about them here, path dependencies make for interesting diagnostic and prescriptive tools. They may also describe scenarios in which culture is either/both a strength or a weakness that must be acknowledged. Operationally, perceiving strategy through the lens of path dependency may result is some creative, cost-effective, and efficient solutions to hard problems.

  • Why I Journal About Work

    Why I Journal About Work

    Of course, not everyone likes in-depth analysis; however, what affects one at work has personal meaning to that individual. My work journal became more than a daily review. It was something altogether different, something more.

  • Making Sense of Organizational Culture

    Making Sense of Organizational Culture

    Through a top-level understanding of organizational culture we can discover new ways to make sense of the workplace.

  • Mentorship Mastery

    Mentorship Mastery

    Mentorship is an important development method both for the mentee and the mentor. Desired results are growth, path development and high performance. For me, there’s a gratification in sharing alongside an urgency to develop myself to meet need.