As a year enveloped and a new emerged, emergent change is top of the mind as well as future adventures. Personally and professionally, I am constantly curious about change and talent. We have likely all experienced how small differences in conditions yield different outcomes, or experienced how the present is linked to the future, but the […]
Oftentimes while at the gym, I watch others complete their box jump sets and tell myself one day I am going to give it a go. They look fun and most importantly, I know the benefits of plyometrics; however, something has kept me from incorporating them into my workout routines.
On this particular day, I […]
With a little practice, changing gears can be instinctive. I bet in hindsight most individuals would say s/he received a lot of direction and support to learn and develop cycling? Let’s use cycling as a sample. Cyclists usually begin with a goal, consider his/her development relative to the goal and set out to accomplish and […]Continue Reading →
On the group bike ride, I had plenty of opportunity to capture the various thoughts surfacing during the numerous occasions where I was thrown off equilibrium by the 10-15 mph winds and various gusts. On top of my mind was the topic of change. The various words associated with change. Change is an imperative and […]Continue Reading →
I have been pondering succession lately, especially as this last week, I visited the USS Missouri Memorial and learned during the first Gulf war, many subject matter experts which were retired had to be brought back to active duty to knowledge share, coach and instruct talent. Planning for known and unknown talent changes is critical. […]Continue Reading →
On my bicycle this morning, my mind began to wonder. As I looked down at my cassettes and manipulated my gears, I began to think of the parallels between cycling, performance, and change management in the workplace.
Many bikes have one gear, and the ratio is fixed. This reminds me of individuals who have generally […]Continue Reading →
I had the opportunity to have dinner with two great people the other night, Jack Cartwright and Emmanuel Toutain. As I listened carefully to them discuss their passions, motivators and goals, their similarities came to mind. Both have an MBA; one from McCombs and the other from Wharton Business School. Another striking parallel was their […]Continue Reading →
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