Monthly Archives: February 2016

Love, Truth and Thinking for Yourself

The political scene in the United States is so deeply frustrating. We are polarized, embattled, insulted and insulting, tired of fear but still feeling it — often as a kind of midnight despair and powerlessness. What the hell happened? Now we are so easily outraged, contemptuous and seemingly desperate for radical change that means our […]

How to Have a Strategy for Change

Think of “strategy” as having a perspective, an agenda if you will, about how things could be better. When I’m helping a manager think about what those things are for a department in a more or less traditional hierarchy, I like to employ a kind of systems map that illuminates different aspects of the work […]

Do It Now

Earlier this week my wife and I learned that a good friend of ours had died of cancer. Although we’d known for a few months that she was ill, it was still a shock, as death always is. She’d been in chemo for awhile, and an additional problem had recently shown up in her back. […]