We’re Writing Our Next Book!

After two years of weekly podcasts and blogs to supplement our first book Evolutionaries: Transformational Leadership, we feel ready to take on another big challenge – BOOK TWO! Of course, we still have our day jobs working as transformational change and strategic planning consultants and speakers—so something has to give. Therefore, it is with a… [Continue Reading]

Welcome to Your Dream Life

Notes on Walter Mitty and Leading Innovation Let’s begin with a confession. For the past five minutes I was staring off into space; checked out; thinking of nothing in particular.  The most productive result I can claim is that I was testing my internal sense of time passing to see how closely it matched up… [Continue Reading]

It’s Not About You…

It seems easier during the holiday season to remember the all-important truth: It’s not about you. But while writing our book Evolutionaries: Transformational Leadership we found that those leaders who adopt this frame of mind year around in their approach to leadership are much more capable of facilitating transformational change and accomplishing great things. As… [Continue Reading]

I Still Hate Football, But…

I will admit there are some good lessons that football can teach us. As millions of people across the nation prepare to overeat turkey and pie this weekend and settle in to watch some good ol’ American football, I find myself once again an outcast. I’ll be listening to some Diana Krall and looking online… [Continue Reading]

Surfing on the Alpha Waves

More SEAL Stories and a Remarkably Pleasant Way to Solve Life’s Toughest Riddles The modern SEAL is a freak of nature. It takes year of conditioning and training to get ready to go to the training where, in all likelihood, you will fail in your attempt to become a SEAL. The people walking in the… [Continue Reading]

A Story We’ve Been Telling A Lot Recently…

It’s “planning season” and that means leaders in companies across the country are locking themselves in small rooms together for two days to hash out plans for next year, budget implications, goals and priorities. The really ambitious organizations are will attempt to define a vision, mission and purpose to guide the strategy and planning, and… [Continue Reading]

Cultural Evolutionaries

Leading Transformational Change in the Modern Workplace If you have ever worked in an organization, it’s likely you have had this experience: Management heads off for a 2-day “strategic planning” retreat and returns inspired with big ideas and eager to get started on a bold new course of action to be rolled out with great… [Continue Reading]

Panic is Part of the Plan

As I write this I am about to head into a long meeting. What is accomplished (or not) in this meeting is super-important. Not just normal-important, super-important. Jobs are on the line. Futures will be determined. Everyone coming to the meeting knows that this is a super-important meeting; you can tell because the participants were… [Continue Reading]