The Purpose of…

April 17, 2014 — Leave a comment

Why as humans are we so drawn to finding purpose and meaning in the things we do? What is the purpose of purpose? Is it our narcissism, or our need for glory? Here are my thoughts- the three main things that contribute to our need for purpose.

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Ring The Bell

April 8, 2014 — Leave a comment

I’m a firm believer that leading people is more art than science and more relationship than formula. I’ve been giving thought to these two idioms particularly with the role they play in leadership and more importantly in being a good leader.

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It’s hiring season at my place of employment which means the past few weeks have been filled with considerations and conversations about team as we interview and debrief about potential new hires. One of my favorite interview questions is to ask the applicant what team means to them and then to follow that by asking what role he/she believe she will play on our team.

Like with many interview questions I’m not asking to hear a particular answer. I’m asking because the answer to that question reveals so many things.

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Be Valuable

March 13, 2014 — Leave a comment

Years ago, probably about 10 years, I heard a wise man say “We do what we value, not what we say we believe.”

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What quotes, stories and experiences have shaped you?

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