Beginner’s Spirit

There’s an old Japanese saying that advises us to never forget our beginner’s spirit. It has been co-opted by motivational teachers since the dawn of motivational teaching, for good reason. Remember asking for your first bike? Remember getting it and … READ ON >

Who Are You Becoming?

I’m an old dog (8 and a half in dog years) and I’m about to learn a whole bunch of new tricks. The usual mix of anticipation and fear is in the air. The Lizard lurks. Resistance, as I have … READ ON >

Armani Hotel and the Experience Economy

Today’s blog is a video from Dennis, describing how the Armani Hotel in Dubai customized a memorable experience for one solitary guest.  In addition, he provides a quick update on his latest book project.  The video, hosted on YouTube, can … READ ON >

Compounding Intent

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi Step by step, eat an elephant one bite at a time, day by day, etc. The metaphor does not … READ ON >

6 Barriers to Listening: Part 1

I have been into listening the last little while. It is something that I need to get better at. I see it as a life quest to be a great listener. At the very least, it lets my kids know … READ ON >