Floating Suburbia: My journey to the River
Monday, 19 Jun, 2017
Floating Suburbia: My journey to the River

After years of living in Austin, seeking ways to shield myself from the arrogant people and the blazing, constant heat, I decided it was time to move (For those thinking of moving to Austin: Don’t. Or call me before you do so I can tell you why you shouldn’t.). Given that it would most likely be my last move (You begin thinking that way when you’re old. Sort of creeps up on you.), I had to figure out the criteria I needed to have for the living style I wanted to espouse for the rest of my life.

Some Truths about Systems
Monday, 12 Jun, 2017
Some Truths about Systems

As a Change Facilitator, I often get asked about the nature of decision making, change, and buy-in. Since folks are often surprised that my

You’re Always Busy!?
Monday, 5 Jun, 2017
You’re Always Busy!?

Dear Friends:
Lately, everyone I know is complaining about how busy they are. It’s really beginning to annoy me. So I thought I’d write you this personal note – a rant, I suppose – to let you know how I feel when I hear you’re too busy to speak or return a call. No, wait. You did return my call recently when you heard I was ill. Do I have to be dying to hear from you?
What does it mean, exactly? Too busy to prioritize your time differently?

Trait-centered Leadership vs. Servant Leadership
Tuesday, 30 May, 2017
Trait-centered Leadership vs. Servant Leadership

I’m a dancer. When I studied the Argentine Tango there was a foundational rule that I believe is true

Making Negotiation Win-Win
Monday, 22 May, 2017
Making Negotiation Win-Win

Using current negotiation models, people feel they are giving up more than they want in exchange for…

Questioning Questions
Monday, 15 May, 2017
Questioning Questions

Decades ago I had an idea that questions could be vehicles to facilitate change in addition to eliciting answers.