Matching

On December 21, 2014 By

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 […]

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Shifting Winds

On April 14, 2014 By

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 […]

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The Question is Succession

On October 25, 2013 By

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. […]

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Cadence of your Talent

On June 14, 2013 By

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 […]

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Start and Finish Line

On May 25, 2013 By

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 […]

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