Creativity: Risking Acceptance

  When we create we inherently assume a level of risk: Acceptance. Due to the personal investment of our time, resources, focus, and even the emotion placed into birthing our work, we tend to see a creation as an extension of ourselves. The greater the investment, the greater the personally assigned value. This is likely... Continue Reading →

Purpose + Personal Strength + Passion = Destiny

Most everyone born in the later half of the 20th Century is familiar with the 1981 Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire (Best Picture, Best Original Music Score, Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design + 3 additional nominations), featuring the story of runner Eric Liddell. The Olympic gold medal recipient has influenced many following his days... Continue Reading →

Achieving Your Best as a Creative Professional

I find it interesting how we often set our sights on the accomplishments of others to serve as targets for our own personal goals. Recently, I was having a discussion with a budding screenplay writer who listed some names and awards of seasoned writers he wants to emulate, noting their resulting fame and fortune. In... Continue Reading →

How to Win an Argument Like Jesus

Imagine arriving at the coffee pot to pour your morning coffee when, rather than receiving the traditional greeting, you are backed against the wall by some HDIs (highly disgruntled individuals) because you made a really unpopular decision, and now you've got to dig your way out... As executives and managers, and simply even spouses and parents, many find themselves in this very... Continue Reading →

The Picture Window: Letting Customers Know You’re Open for Business

As a business owner, my guess is that you have the tools to meet the needs of your clients - education, tools, etc., but it's important to ask yourself if you appear ready and able to your potential clients.

How to Thrive under Indecisive Leadership

… mission statements and catchy slogans are great, but when people are left wondering how the chimes and rhymes really apply to their daily task lists things really aren't working.

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