Saturday, June 25, 2005

Integrity leaves a trail.....

Who you are and who you say you are can not be contradictory. Who you are is manifested through your actions and behaviors and people will judge you accordingly, a moral judgement if you will. Who you say you are is not only attached to you the person, but to those constituencies you serve, i.e. family, team members, clients, etc. It is imperative that we cast a perception of who we ARE and we do this by saying it is so through advertising, conversations and other media. However, if others begin to experience incongruence relative to your message (who you say you are) and reality (how you behave), then confusion will arise for all those attached to your communication chain. People will seek clarity, not confusion. People will follow if the message and the behavior are consistent.


Friday, June 03, 2005

Careful what you ask for.....

Here it is, you have achieved the pinnacle of your professional aspirations. Congratulations! Years and years of proving to yourself that you are worthy of happiness and success. So, why are you anxious and saddened? Over and over you have helped so many become successful regardless of geographies or circumstances. Is it the anxiety of this next step and the many unknowns involved? Is it walking away again from a high performance team? Yes to both. However, confidence is gained by the surety of owned execution and you know how to do this. Needless anxiety is worthless, yet the pain of separation is real and of that you should be proud; because you care, they have cared to accomplish the team mission, and they did.

Remember, there is no standing still, this is merely the next step towards your professional development. Celebrate and be PROUD!

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The New Left: The Anti-Industrialist revolution

“And so today we see the spectacle of old Marxists blessing, aiding and abetting the young hoodlums [the new leftists] (who are their product and heirs) who proclaim the superiority of feelings over reason, of faith over knowledge, of leisure over production, of spiritual concerns over material comforts, of primitive nature over technology, of astrology over science, of drugs over consciousness.

“The old-line Marxists used to claim that a single modern factory could produce enough shoes to provide for the whole population of the world and that nothing but capitalism prevented it.

“When they discovered the facts of reality involved, they declared that going barefoot is superior to wearing shoes.”

~~an Ayn Rand quote~~