Are you giving fear a bad name?

I was recently talking to a man faced with a challenge. It was one of those powerful, rare, scary moments we all find ourselves in from time to time. He had a pretty good idea what he needed to do he just hadn’t done it yet. I was curious why he was waiting...

The problem with common sense

A man from India was telling me how he started on the path of becoming an engineer. When he was six India decided to find the leaders of the future. They swept the country for the best and the brightest regardless of class or station. The children were tested and the...

Rules and Principles

“Rules are for those who don’t understand principles”    Rick Ringlespaugh I remember hearing Rick say that about fifteen years ago and was immediately struck by this simple truth. At the time the idea of empowerment was starting to catch on but even with all the...

The Opposite of Great

If you ask most people they’ll tell you the opposite of great is awful. In reality the opposite of great is OK. That’s what we tell people when we aren’t doing anything that’s extraordinary or fun or exciting or any of the feelings we really wish we felt. When we’re...