Who am I and why am I here? Those are two of life's BIG questions. Try finding bigger ones. For individuals who undertake the journey to answer them, priceless rewards await. Among them are clarity and strength of a compelling personal cause, or mission at the CORE. That sense of purpose brings focus, energy, and … Continue reading Just BeCAUSE…
It's the 30th anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back, my favorite of the whole Star Wars series because it really showed the truth of the difficulty and risk in mastery. At one point in Luke's training with the master Yoda, this exchance occurs: Luke: "I'm not afraid!" Yoda: "You will be. You … Continue reading Banish Fear
In a 1968 interview, John Lennon was asked to comment about George Harrison's growing mastery as a musician, and the impact that his deepening spirituality might have had on that growth. Lennon offered the following thought: "There's nothing unique or special about George; but what is INSIDE George...now that's incredible." That's the way I feel … Continue reading Chet’s Gift
Who hasn't heard someone try to make a point by beginning with the phrase, "There are two types of people in this world..." and then go on to make an observation about duality and their biased experience of being human. (By the way, ALL of our experience is biased. That's part of being human). Some … Continue reading Two Types of People
We have outlived the pyramid--the organizational model based on hierarchy and positional power. That structure was useful in an industrial, product-oriented economy when demand outstripped supply for goods and the need for change was limited. That model is really great at providing structure, solidity, and stasis. If you want and need the reassurance that tomorrow … Continue reading Coalesce
I am having so much fun these days. I have the privilege and opportunity to serve Ohio State and The Fisher College of Business by teaching one of the MBA-level courses there this Winter Quarter. The class I am teaching--Services Marketing--makes great use of my former corporate expertise in Managing Services Brands and Loyalty Marketing … Continue reading To lead IN loyalty, lead WITH it.
The hero's journey is deliberate movement along a path towards mastery. It is literally "the road less taken," since so few people summon the courage to slow down long enough to find the answers to life's fundamental questions. Among those questions are: Who am I, really? Why am I here? Where am I going? How … Continue reading Clear Purpose. Full Power. Realized Potential.
Some of the best times in my corporate career were spent with colleagues who became friends at a really cool company called "Loyalty One." How cool a name for a company is THAT? Check them out via the link on the left-hand side of our blog. So the team at Loyalty One--BAP, Petey, Beagle, B-kerr, … Continue reading Loyalty One