Oh, no! Public speaking

I had a terror of public speaking until I didn’t. I needed a safe place to practice and get constructive feedback. I joined a Toastmasters International group years ago and it helped me, and then it helped me help others. I was well out of my comfort zone in the beginning. And given the choice… Continue reading Oh, no! Public speaking

Ideas!

Have you noticed how thoughts have a habit of evaporating? Journaling, writing down thoughts and observations, can deliver valuable insights. In other words, journaling is the conversation you have with yourself. Keeping a journal or diary isn’t a new occupation. Business and political leaders keep notes of events for posterity, or at least as something to give… Continue reading Ideas!

Is slowing down bad?

You’d think promoting counter-urgency in business would be as popular as a middle-of-the-night-car-alarm-wake-up-call. Do a news search on “slow and business” and you get nothing but misery, pain, and frustration. Don’t we associate slow with failure, inefficiency; and perhaps worse — laziness? Speed worship We love speed. We have speed dating, speed networking, and fast… Continue reading Is slowing down bad?