Which Problems Do I Want?

Recently, I spoke with the leader of a nonprofit organization who was wrestling with a decision involving one of three difficult choices. He had postponed the decision for an entire year while searching for a problem-free solution. I believe his search was hopeless.Most of us...

Where Are Your Eyes?

Photo by ArkansasShutterbugThis weekend my wife, daughter, and I went for a drive over Colorado's Trail Ridge Road. Located in Rocky Mountain National Park, this road is simply spectacular. Herds of elk grazed the alpine tundra, marmots scurried for cover as we passed, and fields...

Death to the Colorblind?

Photo by Duncan HarrisIn my office there is a sticker given to me by my sister. The sticker is a red-green color blindness test: a field of green dots interspersed with orange and red dots.Apparently, the orange and red dots spell out "Death to the...

Castles In The Air

Photo by Jeannie Fletcher"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."  -Henry David ThoreauThis quote reminds me of the relationship between leadership and management. Leadership speaks of the...