Monthly Archives: September 2013

How to Best Include People in Decisions

Tim walked out of his team’s weekly meeting in a daze. It was supposed to be a routine meeting. It turned into a debacle. Five minutes in, Susie had hijacked the meeting to blurt out a litany of complaints she

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Why I’m Optimistic about the Future

The past hour have left me feeling enormously more optimistic about the future of the human race — and about the future of the economy of my beloved home state of Oregon. As I type this, to one side of

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How to Learn to See the Big Picture

I was recently asked: How does one develop an ability to “see the big-picture”? The feedback from my performance review is that while I am competent, I ‘miss the forest for the trees’. Working on this is crucial for me

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