Ready, Fire, Aim!

Ready, Fire, Aim!

There is a saying, rather a curse; “May you live in interesting times”.  It is a curse because interesting times are times that are full of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity; interesting times are VUCA times; disruptive, chaotic, and transformative. Whereas life in uninteresting times is predicable, rote, even boring. We are living in interesting…

Post COVID-19; Not a Brave New World

Post COVID-19; Not a Brave New World

By any definition, by any stretch of the imagination, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a transformational event that has affected, either directly or indirectly (probably both) each and every person on the planet.  That the “story” of COVID-19 is being knocked off the front page by the media (like “climate change” before it) and replaced…

State of Readiness: Dr. Morphis Tsalikidis (PhD)

State of Readiness: Dr. Morphis Tsalikidis (PhD)

In this edition of “State of Readiness”, I invite Dr. Morphis Tsalikidis. Morphis is an experienced professional in the field of Operational Excellence who I have known for a great many years and with whom I have shared the stage at several conferences. Our conversation is on the impact of COVID on businesses and their…

Outliers Inn; A Varied but Interconnected Conversation

Outliers Inn; A Varied but Interconnected Conversation

Topic: One of our regular guests, Don Burshnick, stands-in for Antlerboy and takes his place behind the bar at The Outliers Inn – somewhere at which he is all too familiar and steps right into the roll. We start the evening off with a discussion about SpaceX and the successful completion of their manned mission…

Looking Forward: A Post COVID-19 Playbook For Winning On The Other Side

Looking Forward: A Post COVID-19 Playbook For Winning On The Other Side

As an Eagle Scout, the motto of “Be Prepared” has served me well when camping outdoors, navigating young adulthood, and also as a global business leader and parent.   Although much healthy debate will ensue on how one can truly prepare for a global crisis on the order of 9/11, a banking system collapse, or the…

Perfectionism Will Slow You Down in a Crisis

Perfectionism Will Slow You Down in a Crisis

Almost overnight, the game has changed for leaders. Just a short time ago, pre-coronavirus, we seemed to be in a relatively stable world where many factors were known and predictable, and achieving success looked like the pursuit of perfection. But in a crisis, when reality is changing by the day (or even by the hour),…