Don’t Mistake Collaboration for Making Everyone Happy

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At what point does coming up with a collaborative solution have to cease and someone in the room (typically the highest ranking leader) have to make an executive decision? What are those tell-tell signs that the effectiveness of trying to gain everyone’s input is beginning to diminish the return? That may sound harsh but there […]

When To Run

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You remember that song by Kenny Rogers … “You got to know when to hold’em, know when to fold‘em, know when to walk away and know when to run.” I know I know, now that jingle is in your head, me too, and it will probably be there all day, you’re welcome. I think there […]

The Value of Clarity

Go to the end of the street, take a left, go down a few blocks until you see a small bridge, just over the bridge to your right there will be a small brown building with the name Floyd on the front. Turn on the street next to the brown building, the name of the […]

Anxiety Impact

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Ever throw a water balloon? When I was a kid, this was one of the highlights of a suburban Chicago summer. We would have massive water balloon fights that were almost as epic as the snowball fights we would have in the winter. There are many water balloon strategies we would see in the neighborhood. […]