The god of Efficiency

The god of efficiency. I’ve worshiped at this altar for years. You, likely, have also. Efficiency is good. It is valid and important, but it’s not the end. We can breed horses to be faster, but why not build a car instead? Strive after effectiveness. Be proactive and think about the long game. We canContinue reading “The god of Efficiency”

What Satisfies You?

Another way of asking that question is, “What drives you?” and “What motivates you?” I’ve witnessed in my own life — and the lives of many, many others — that when we find what brings us true joy and fulfillment…it’s a splendid union of happiness and purpose. Over time, however, we lose sight of that big picture, of theContinue reading “What Satisfies You?”

Planning, Preparedness, and Being Totally, Completely, and Utterly Ready for Any and All…

It’s just not possible. In Support I hate being wrong. I disdain not knowing or being unable to help the customer. What’s more, in leadership, I grow weary of not only not having all the answers (or the ways to find them) but sending my team to work without equipping them 110%. That’s such aContinue reading “Planning, Preparedness, and Being Totally, Completely, and Utterly Ready for Any and All…”

Counsel of many

Was thinking the other day how plans frequently fail if there haven’t been advisors or counselors. To turn that phrase around: plans tend to succeed when you have input from multiple people, with multiple perspectives. First of all, I totally hold to that proverb. I believe it lends amazing value. But there’s another way toContinue reading “Counsel of many”