Leader as trailblazer

March 19, 2013 - 21:50 -- Dr. Ada
going west

I like to read about the history of the conquest of the West of the United States. It’s easy to get caught up on the romance of those first families breaking trail to Oregon, or to California. But the fact is that opening trail isn’t the most comfortable place to be. Yes, you have the thrill to be “the first.” But also the worries, and unexpected, and the dangerous. Those pioneers were brave!

Leading is about trailblazing. . . Continue reading »

Are you successful?

March 14, 2013 - 01:30 -- Dr. Ada

Emmy award

It depends on how you define success. . .

Maria Popva recent posting on Brain Pickings about Success got me thinking about the whole quest for success. She is right on when she hints there are as many definitions of success as people that talk about it. Maria reports that:

“Thoreau saw it [success] as a matter of greeting each day with gratitude and for designer Paula Scher, it’s about the capacity for growth; for Jad Abumrad, it comes after some necessary “gut churn”; for Jackson Pollock’s dad, it was about being fully awake to the world.”

Wind: friend or foe?

March 6, 2013 - 18:46 -- Dr. Ada


The wind has been blowing all night and with the light of day I can see it’s work all around me. Do you feel it? It blows some times harder than others. It shakes anything loose. It scatters seeds. It can break limbs. It propels. It can bring energy or disaster. How is it for you? Continue reading »


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