I DON’T Want To Play A Game – On Losing By Default

“Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.” — Niccolo Machiavelli Playing power games and office politics sucks ass. Unfortunately, if you want to achieve your goals, sometimes it’s a necessary evil. Otherwise, you lose by default. My mom worked in geriatric care when I was a kid. When she came home she’d talk […]

Unfinished Business – Sometimes We Should Leave It At That

“Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.” — Christina Rossetti I’m on the train trying to solve a crossword puzzle and the man behind me is reading the paper. I do my best to focus while he sighs and grunts. Apparently he’s none too pleased with the news. There are two words […]

“We Can’t Get It Wrong” – A Statement Worse Than Actually Getting It Wrong

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” — Scott Adams One of the worst things I’ve heard people, especially leaders, repeat again and again is the phrase: “We can’t get it wrong.” In many ways it’s a statement worse than actually getting it wrong. At least if you get it […]