Like a summer morning sunrise the promise of a fresh start, a new calendar presses us to keep moving. The early weeks of our New Year vanish. We write Chapter 2019 of the Story, ready or not. What will it take to write the Story you want to tell? What will it take to achieve your full potential? What will it take for your team or organization to maximize this…
Category: Personal Responsibility
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The exercise is fun, simple, and brings clarity to a chapter in The Story.
The effort supports sustained focus, energy, and growth — personal, professional, and organizational growth.
Over the years I’ve made it a practice to identify a theme for the year, Chapters in the Story. Here are the guiding keywords for the past five years:
2014: The Year of Breakthrough
If your new to “Dodgebrawl,” here’s how it works. Teams of six people, play for six minutes on a standard dodgeball court (30’ wide by 60” long) with six, 6.5-inch rubber-coated foam balls. Teams compete in a double-elimination bracket. The winning team’s selected charity/non-profit benefit, too.
“We’ll head to the swimming cove,” David explained. He was the captain of our lake-worthy vessel. “It’s a spring-fed cove. You’ll enjoy pockets of cool water; it’s very refreshing on a hot day like today,” he continued. Dave didn’t know of my deep respect for water. To be clear, I like water in a bottle, a glass, a tub, a hot tub, a pool, a lake, even the…
It was mid-afternoon Friday, August 31st when I walked in the Market Manager’s office. Within a minute or two the conversation took an unforeseen hard right when he said, “Your position has been eliminated from the 2008 budget.”
Still trying to grasp the meaning, I leaned forward and looked across the desk, “Does that mean I’m not coming back on Monday?”
“You’ll need a ride home. Randy…
“Your assignment,” Peter Cohan said, “is to explore General Electric’s people strategies. Particularly under Jack Welch’s leadership.”
“Through his 20 years as CEO, GE produced so much management talent that its castoffs ended up running many of the world’s biggest companies.”
The MBA students were in Cohan’s “Strategy and the CEO” class at Babson College.
“Identity key lessons and how they apply to startups?”
Four talent management lessons
“Hi, Steve.” the text message began. “I’m in the hospital. Emergency gall bladder surgery tonight, 2-week recovery. Sure, why not? So won’t see u Sunday.”
It’s true, Robert has a lot going on in his Story. Significant challenges, “life’s not fair” stuff. He didn’t sign up for this. And now, another uninvited, unexpected, and unwanted event. “Sure, why not?”
Can you identify with his frustration? Feel the “Why…