Quote of the Week


When are you going to write your book?” – Bob Steinmetz Every time I talk to him, my friend Bob asks me the same question.  Over the years my answer has evolved from, “Someday,” to “Soon,” to “Maybe next month.”  I’m happy to announce today that my answer is, “Now.”  I started writing my book […]

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Reservoir of Untapped Genius

There is…an enormous reservoir of relatively untapped genius–that is, the capacity for exceptional accomplishment–which existing systems of motivation have failed to reach.” – Saul Gellerman, Management by Motivation (1968, page 204) In June 2014 in London at what is lovingly called Gilbfest, I had the privilege to give a presentation based on my work with

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Getting Things Done

Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” – William “Squire Bill” Widener I find the best way to get things done is to just start getting things done. But shouldn’t I prioritize the tasks first? Not necessarily. But shouldn’t I make sure I have an exhaustive list? Not required. Lately I’d

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Moving on to better things

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.” – Theodore Roosevelt Don’t I know it! I’ve spent the past several months toiling to make this impending move to Oregon a reality.  The new home is moving quickly toward closing and the old

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Until you have won

Today is a rare sunny winter day in the Pacific Northwest, so my kids have seized the opportunity to head to Evergreen Rotary Park.  The are enjoying our few last days as Bremerton residents by playing at the park I and the Beyond Accessible Play team worked three long years to build. Their play adventured

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Capacity for Change

People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing.” – John Porter Like replace your oven and cooktop with a range? Bring it on! Life happens.  We choose what we’ll learn from it.  I’m maximizing my learning. What will you do? Why not try?      

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Geshido” – Chelsea Grace Google “geshido” and a list of links to a climbing shoe pop up. That’s not the geshido we’re talking about here. Geshido is a word coined by my good friend Chelsea Grace. She uses it as a call to action. “Geshido!” she’ll cry. If you’re part of a Lean obsessed organization,

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Enough ideas

The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar there is to new ideas.  It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong than to be always right by having no ideas at all.” – Edward deBono  

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