Entrepreneurship, gestation and the journey of birthing a business

  Nature has its own gestation rate. Mothers know gestation. They know it is for approximately 9 months. They know the emotional roller coaster that is beyond hormones…the excitement, fear, anxiety, frustration, trepidation, and often in the end, impatience. Fathers get to experience this in a different way, maybe as the brunt of the emotional storm of the mother, often … Read More

True leaders elevate all human lives

In this time of madness when we have the rise of demagogues posturing as ‘leaders’ it is worth pausing to reflect on what leadership really is. No, it is not about someone leading people like blind sheep. Using the peoples fear, decades of being ignored and beaten down.. as the manipulative tool of coercion. It is not a title or … Read More

Collaboration is a Super Power

Forget Captain America and the Marvel Hero’s. The stories of the lone hero changing the world simply cannot happen with out a team. Check out this short (6 minute video) as I explain some of the ingredients required to build an exceptional team. Video courtesy of Chris Hogan, Mentor Revolution

Clean Communication- the foundation of all great and enduring relationships

Clean communication is at the very foundation of any integrous, generative relationship. Defining what clean communication is Clean Communication has no “negative charge” to it. There is no component of it that has any form of attack, shame, blame, upset, anger, manipulation, ridicule, disdain, lies or otherwise. Unclean communication may be consciously or unconsciously delivered. Consciously delivered unclean communication may … Read More

Conversation for Understanding – a tool to heal the war between us

The experience of being understood versus interpreted, is so compelling you can charge admission. B. Joseph Ane II The experience of being human is fraught with the opportunity for misunderstanding between people. No one persons world view is the same as the other. Our language and self concepts are so diverse. It is almost a surprise, given our differences, that … Read More

Planning a business partnership? Questions to ask.

Catch 22. The solo journey as an entrepreneur and business person is limited because it doesn’t invite the principle of synergy, where 1 + 1 = +100. Yet partnerships and collaboration are often hard. Here are some questions you might want to ask before you press ink to contract. What is your purpose for doing this partnership/project? Your real purpose? … Read More