That which we worship

“What people revere, they resemble, either for ruin or for restoration.” - Greg Beale The word "worship" most often has a religious connotation. But we can revere, adore, exalt, venerate and glorify many things beyond whatever concept of a Higher Power we have (or don't). We can worship money. We can worship being right. We … Continue reading That which we worship

Misteaks were made

Our culture tends to reward perfectionism. Never say die, never fail, never let them see you sweat, be all you can be. And so on. I've worked with--and for--a lot of perfectionists. Some of my best friends are perfectionists. I might have even fallen in love with a perfectionist or two. And, in the spirit … Continue reading Misteaks were made

Predictable crises

When someone we care about fails to admit they have a serious problem and fails to do the work to remedy it, are we shocked when they eventually experience the consequences of their addictive or dysfunctional behavior? Are we surprised one little bit when a brand facing stiff competition and highly disruptive forces finds itself … Continue reading Predictable crises

The price of waiting

It's typically not difficult to calculate the cost of starting something, of moving ahead, of taking the plunge. Perhaps it's a new IT project or a marketing test. Possibly it's a decision to try a pilot concept or invest in a promising technology. Or maybe we're considering taking the next big step in a hopeful … Continue reading The price of waiting