Tagged: leadership

Finger Painting

Getting things done Part 2: Accept the weird and irrational

If you think saying something smart is all you need to make your idea a reality, you will have a career filled with disappointment and frustration. You need help, money, permission and support and...

creepy eyes

When we meet in person, I may not look in your eyes

When I was seven, I passed out. Understandably my parents and doctors were concerned so they ran a battery of tests. Eventually I was diagnosed with ADHD because I didn’t make eye contact with the...

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Ask simple questions to drive change

Who is our customer? What are we trying to accomplish? How did we get here? What did we learn? I like simple questions about important things. They strip away marketing speak. They force us...

Blue Ridge Parkway

Anatomy of an Innovative Team: Humility and Resilience

Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts about what is needed on an innovative team. Previous posts were on discipline, inquisitiveness and empathy. On one of my first days at 3Pillar I told my...

Birds Nest

Anatomy of an Innovative Team: Hustle

Note: This is the fifth in a series of posts about what is needed on an innovative team. Previous posts were on humility, discipline, inquisitiveness and empathy. They said it wasn’t possible to bring soldiers and their families from Walter...

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Anatomy of an Innovative Team: Discipline

Note: This is the third in a series of posts about what is needed on an innovative team. Previous posts were on empathy and inquisitiveness  A new idea is exciting and addictive. You can...