Continue Buying Those Lattes

The way you ask a question will have a profound impact on how you answer it. This is a fundamentally critical concept in the world of innovation. If you are working on a problem/opportunity, changing just one word can influence the types of solutions you get. I’ve discussed this...

Resolutions That Can’t Fail

It is that time of year when everyone sets their New Year’s Resolutions. But only 8% of people are always successful in achieving the desired results. 92% fail!  (if you are interested in some fascinating statistics about resolutions, read this article: Interesting N...

My 2012 Themes Revealed

Anyone who follows this blog knows that the New Year is my favorite time for reflecting on the past and creating the future. If you have not read my article on “Making Resolutions That Work,” please do so.  Or, if you prefer, you can read the variant of this article...

Make 2012 the Best Year Ever

For many years now, I have thrown away the concept of the traditional New Year’s Resolution.  In its place I have used themes that guide me through the year.  These themes are not specific destinations or goals, but are rather guideposts that help me make smart decisions...

Making Resolutions that Work

It is that time of year when everyone sets their New Year’s Resolutions. Here is an article a wrote a while ago, but is indeed timeless: Resolutions That Work I was going to post the entire article again, but I just received news that this will be published nationwide in a...

Happy New Year

In just a matter of hours, 2009 will be upon us.  If you have not done so, please read my article on setting New Year’s Resolutions.  You may also be interested in some statistics about New Year’s Resolutions. Happy New Year!

What’s Your Theme For the Next Year?

In an earlier blog post, I discussed setting aspiration-based themes rather than goal-based resolutions. What is your theme for the next year? In 2006, mine was “impact” — making a difference in the world. Friends of mine had generosity, partnership, grace,...