Dive Deep then Step Back: Tell the Story of Your Life to Understand it

To create your own unique path in life, you must first take a look at the larger story of your life. Zoom out on those experiences you’ve had already in order to make meaning, understand, and move forward with your … Continue reading

Learn & Create on the Go: A Mobile Leadership Development Program

The Mobile Leadership Program The other night, my flight was delayed. I had time in the terminal and found myself in the mood to learn, develop, and work on strategizing to create my own path in life. Yes, I am … Continue reading

Eradicate Sunday Night Illness by Creating Your Own Path

After I graduated from college, I came down with a case of “Sunday night illness.” It was that sick-to-the-stomach kind of feeling you get when the fear of Monday morning makes you sick the night before, because you are not … Continue reading

How to Reflect to Improve and Learn from Life Experiences

Experiential Learning: Reflect & Make Meaning of your Experiences to Grow Make meaning with the power of reflection. Get better at what you do and how you do it through experiential or active learning. There is so much we can … Continue reading

Identifying Key Tools and Resources for Personal and Professional Development

It is really difficult to do things on our own. It is even more difficult to do things on our own without any tools or resources. If you’ve ever tried to build or repair something, you know that tools can … Continue reading

Identifying Meaningful Life Experiences that Give You Insight into Who You Are at Your Best

Creating your path is all about experiences. Experiences help us to understand ourselves and learn. We create our path for the journey ahead by experiencing. We can take a look back at the path we’ve already traveled and see that … Continue reading

The Innovation Learner: Why Big Ideas DON’T Need Big Money

Today, I’d like to point out two articles in The Innovation Learner that exemplify some of the concepts in the Lean Startup approach to innovation.  The first piece, from BusinessInsider.com, reminds us that it’s okay to work with ideas that … Continue reading

The Leadership Learner: Innovating in Your Professional Life

Today, I’d like to highlight a couple of articles featured in The Leadership Learner that talk about professional leadership, how to become a leader, and how to innovate once you get there.  The first comes from the Center for Organizational … Continue reading

How to take an idea from Google and scale it down to you

I try to spend a couple of weeks in San Francisco each year. It is like a “study abroad” program to learn the latest in innovation just being there. I have many friends who are out there now leading startup … Continue reading

Work Freedom: The who, what, where, when, why, and how of work checklist

It’s a valuable thing to work with who you want, on what you want, how you want, where you want, when you want, and to own what you work on. It’s meaningful to have a quick but thoughtful answer to … Continue reading