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

Whataboutery

Lately it seems like some people are all about whataboutism. As just one high profile example, when the President of the United States is challenged on wrongdoing in his administration, his immediate response is to bring up the Clintons. Mention "alleged" sexual predatory behavior on his part (or fellow Republicans) and the knee jerk reaction … Continue reading Whataboutery

The 3 things we cannot change

Despite our earnest wishes there are three important things we cannot change. The past. The truth. Another person. Sure, we can learn from our history. Yes, we need to be careful to separate facts from our often distorted perceptions. Of course, people can evolve. But never through the sheer force of our will. Life only … Continue reading The 3 things we cannot change