Before you roll your eyes, let me explain why this question does make sense. It came up in a recent conversation with a friend. No, neither one of us raises or plans to raise donkeys; it’s related to a retelling of an old Aesop fable that goes something like this: A grandfather and his grandson … More How Many Donkeys are you Carrying on Your Back?
A colleague once shared with me a lesson that was passed on to her, one that she said she didn’t fully understand until several of her crystal balls were broken. My eyes opened wide at that, and I (thought I) was ready to absorb the lesson, whatever it may be. She told me that in … More Do You Cherish Your Crystal Balls?
I once had a chance to talk to the head of my division. Of course I took the opportunity to pitch to him my idea about what should be one organization’s priorities. To his credit, and there was a lot to be said to his credit, he listened carefully and patiently to my pitch. He … More How many #1 priorities do you have?