Shoshin – Beginners Mindset

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few" - Suzuki Diana Kander gave the opening keynote at the Gartner [...]

Be Cynical

Why cynicism is easy: 1. It gives us an out. We can dump the responsibility somewhere else, so the failure isn't our fault. After all, effort is a risk, [...]

Daniel Pink in KC

Tonight I'm at the Kauffman Founders School to see Daniel Pink, author of To Sell is Human, speak. I've been a fan ever since I read Drive and A Whole New [...]

Job Hunting Tips: Don’t repeat one year twenty times

For some, 20 years of experience is 20 years of continuously learning new skills, gaining experience and becoming a seasoned specialist in your area of [...]

2012 TI Convention – Chris Ford Leading from the Middle

In the first education session Friday, Past International President Chris Ford spoke about Leading From the Middle. Chris opened with an interesting story [...]

2012 Toastmasters International Convention

The Toastmasters International Convention is coming next week, and I can't wait to be there! There will be great speakers, awesome contests and lots of [...]

Leading by rolling up your sleeves

Are you a leader that will roll up your sleeves, get in there and make things happen? More importantly, do you know when to not get in there and muck [...]

Ready to take the next step?

What is the next thing on your "if I just had more time to do" list? For me, I just bought and set up a new site that I plan to launch by 1 June. My next "if [...]

Willie Jolley in Nevada, MO

I had the good fortune to be passing through a town called Nevada Missouri last week. Nevada has a population of about 9,000, and this evening in late April [...]

Easy to be Cynical

"Branding demands commitment; commitment to continual re-invention; striking chords with people to stir their emotions; and commitment to imagination. It is [...]