Tag: Life Lessons

Community of Practice

  |   Teams

According to Wikipedia, a “community of practice” is “a group of people who share a craft and/or a profession.” You can try to imagine one by reading some formal definitions, or you can visit the beach on Pawleys Island at afternoon low tide. There were a number of people fishing there the other  »  Read More

Lessons from “The Mary Gloster”

  |   Success

I long to be sophisticated but sometimes I must have some old time rock and roll or a corn dog or my favorite ragged, but comfortable jeans. And sometimes only Rudyard Kipling will do for reading matter. His best known poem is probably “If” but my favorite is “The Mary Gloster.” It’s long as  »  Read More

Life Lessons from Potluck Suppers

  |   Life

My father was a Lutheran Pastor, so I spent a lot of my youth at that staple of American church life, the potluck supper. Here’s some of what I learned at those amazing events. Life gets richer when you try new things. You can eat what you always eat, or you can try things you’ve never tried before. I learned that  »  Read More

100 percent of managers fail

  |   Failure

100 percent of managers fail That’s not a scare headline, it’s a fact of life. It’s not the finding of some new study either. It’s been true as long as there have been managers. Managers fail because they’re people and people fail. No exceptions. Here’s what you can do to live with  »  Read More

People are People

  |   Leadership

Business is a team sport. And the people that make up those teams, complete with their knowledge and relationships, are the key to sustainable competitive advantage. You’re more likely to win the game if you build on their strengths and make their weaknesses irrelevant. For that, you should understand some basic  »  Read More

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