Walter Isaacson – resilient adaptation

"Management models based on planning and predicting instead of resilient adaptation to changing circumstances are no longer suited to today's challenges." - Walter Isaacson in the forward to Team of Teams by General Stanley  McChrystal.

nuggets from “41”

Like many of you that love to read, I received some books for Christmas this year - Unbroken and 41. Both are excellent books and are worth your time in my opinion. Unbroken contains some incredible lessons about how your mindset impacts your reaction to your circumstances. I found 41 to better than I expected. Of … Continue reading nuggets from “41”

leading when you’re not the expert

Have you ever been in a situation where you were leading an area in which you had little or no expertise? Where many of your team knew much more about the area/industry than you? How did you handle yourself? What did you do? For me, except for the first two years of my military life, … Continue reading leading when you’re not the expert

keep it simple

Good Monday morning to you! Do you ever get tired of "business-speak" or "ministry-speak"? The cliches, the code words, sound--bite type phrases, and acronyms? At first they sound impressive - at least we think they do, but after a bit we realize that we don't really know what they mean. Even when we are saying … Continue reading keep it simple

A Different Way of Looking At Things

Good morning - looks like it is going to be a beautiful day here in northeast Indiana. Finally looking like spring. I have been enjoying a good book called Creative Intelligence by Bruce Nussbaum. One thing that has struck me so far is his discussion on framing and reframing. Essentially framing is how we look … Continue reading A Different Way of Looking At Things