As a creative, there is great value in building a close family of friends, allowing you to share in the joys and pains found in the film, television, and other facets of the creative world. Too, your network of collective wisdom can serve to steer you toward growth and success. Below is a conversation I... Continue Reading →
Wow! Adam Grant deals with criticism in the workplace in this popular Ted Talk with hedge fund mogul Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates, where criticism is not just appreciated, but it is expected in every layer. While many might consider this type of living extreme, I believe we can all learn from their model to... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 contrast from where we had come from to where we were totally made my day, and it helped to reinforce fundamental business principles in a very real way.
Through a few simple changes you can help your organization to move forward by demonstrating a positive & interested spirit.
The 20th century was big on top-down management. That model is being challenged today,...
So often we trudge through each day handling our tasks, only to complete everything (or add some to the next day's list) and then do the same the next day. Honestly, such an existence is mundane, boring, and an absolute waste! Yet, it's so funny how we all fall into that repetitive trap. Just this... Continue Reading →