Sprinkling and Dunking

Of the many reports and research articles I have read over the years, some findings stay with me and form a baseline from which ideas can spring.  I don’t propose here to repeat the research or even to assure that I’ve stated findings precisely.  Nonetheless, there are opportunities to learn.   Apparently, a habit “comes … Continue reading Sprinkling and Dunking

The Founders’ Wisdom For Today

Our nation’s Declaration of Independence was framed and signed many years ago. A unanimous decision by fifty-six men taking the risk of being punished as traitors made it happen.   What powerful reminder is revealed yet today in that enduring language?   As you may enjoy a periodic reading of this document, pay attention to … Continue reading The Founders’ Wisdom For Today

It has a Name!

Think about the last time a bad work situation captured your attention: made you wish for ‘something different.’ What did you do?   According to research recently described on several radio programs, many of us likely did nothing. We did nothing different.   Instead, we likely let the many distractions we face every day and … Continue reading It has a Name!

The Path from Competence to Excellence

Recently in a thought-provoking article, Daniel Burrus describes techniques for growing from competence to excellence in one’s career (“Mastering the Art of Your Career,” Burrus Blog). At a key point in the article Burrus affirms, “The nonstandard educational method of developing intuitive insights coupled with creativity involves gleaning the best-kept secrets and most well honed, … Continue reading The Path from Competence to Excellence

Friction is Good

“Online life is so delicious because it is socializing with almost no friction.” So remarks David Brooks in a recent op-ed column in The New York Times. Mr. Brooks goes on to discuss differences between the online “cocktail party” environment and the “book club” environment of offline learning: the search for meaning, context, understanding and … Continue reading Friction is Good