A Team’s Perspective

Teamwork is a matter of perspective. Demands, threats, and force may help us accomplish our immediate goals, but dictatorship is not leadership. True leadership requires that others follow us consciously, voluntarily, and willingly. This requires a shared perspective. In order for others to follow us by choice, of their own informed free-will, they need perspective….

Aligning Consciences (The Group And The Individual)

Every group has a conscience, but we must ask ourselves whether that conscience aligns with our own. Some extreme examples notwithstanding, each of us has a conscience, an inner compass if you will, that, if we allow it to, guides our attitudes, outlooks, and decisions. Whenever two or more people gather together for any purpose,…

Aligning With Our Purpose

If our reason for doing something is strong enough, it makes the how seem a lot less difficult. When the why in our hearts and minds is in opposition with the why of our actions, we experience internal dissonance. This dissonance causes feelings of confusion or conflict about the path we are on, whether chosen…

Seek Stillness To Find Purpose

The number of hours in the day do not change for us, so we must change to make the most of them. As we get older, time feels like it flies by faster and faster. The days feel too short for all that we need to accomplish. The weeks blur into months and the years…

Start with a Mission

Regardless of how well they adhered to it or lived up to its promise, the corporate coffee company I worked for for many years had a clearly defined mission and it was a mission that I found inspiring. They wanted to put people before coffee and both of those before profit. The idea was that…