Practicing Here-and-Now Humility; a Key to life-long learning – (Insight from Humble Inquiry by Edgar and Peter Schein)

arrogant 1: exaggerating or disposed to exaggerate one’s own worth or importance, often by an overbearing manner 2: showing an offensive attitude of superiority; proceeding from or characterized by arrogance humble 1: not proud or haughty; not arrogant or assertive 2: reflecting, expressing, or offered in a spirit of deference or submission ——————– This FrIday, at the August 6 First Friday Book Synopsis, I will be presenting my synopsis of the Read More

Escape Survive Mode; Design more time in Thrive Mode – Insight from John Kotter’s new book, Change

There is such uncertainty all around us. We thought we were on the tail end of the COVID days.  We may not be. And companies – entire industries – are struggling. We are…pretty close to being scared all the time. In restaurants, some close their doors on some days because…their workers do not show up, Read More

“No self-respectin’ Southerner uses instant grits.” – It takes time; to cook good grits; and to learn from a good book.

From: My Cousin Vinny Vinny Gambini: Oh, oh, oh, I’m sorry. You testified earlier that the boys went into the store, and you had just begun to make breakfast. You were just ready to eat, and you heard a gunshot. That’s right, I’m sorry. So, obviously, it takes you five minutes to make breakfast. Mr. Read More

Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein – Here are my five lessons and takeaways

• The theme that emerges from these three chapters can be summarized in one sentence, which will be a key theme of this book: wherever there is judgment, there is noise—and more of it than you think. • Our conclusion is simple: wherever there is judgment, there is noise, and more of it than you Read More