What is your North Star?

What is your North Star?

Organizations can be prone to misalignment and loss of focus toward what really matters. This happens when people – even with the best of intentions – concentrate on differing objectives. It is hard enough to maintain our focus as indviduals, let alone...
Do you have 3D alignment?

Do you have 3D alignment?

I was driving back from visiting my parents late one night (pre-pandemic, when visiting my parents was safe). I realized I had to work to keep the car in the lane, as it was drifting slightly to the right if I didn’t correct it. The next day, I took the car into...
Choose your big rocks

Choose your big rocks

The classic Stephen Covey story goes like this: In the middle of a seminar on time management, recalls Covey in his book First Things First, the lecturer said, “Okay, it’s time for a quiz.” Reaching under the table, he pulled out a wide-mouthed...
Are you stumped?

Are you stumped?

Leaders are fantastic problem-solvers. However, there may be situations that are so confusing that they defy the typical problem-solving strategies. What do you do when you’re faced with a thorny dilemma and can’t think of what to do? Steve McKee...
What is really important?

What is really important?

Kathy Roche-Wallace – ultra endurance athlete, mom, wife, grandmother and amazing person – said something profound recently. (She makes a habit of that.)  Kathy said, “You nourish what you value.” That got me thinking. What do I really value?...