Feb 04

Some people do. I’m more used to my Lenovo and its features…… barely used the cell phone for chess, for client contact/answers, for inquiry. Its a ;earning process. will get more important/fundamental to everyone. Not just those growing up being dependent, in some form of “hand-held. The digitual word takes us there….hopefully I’ll be a fast creative user!!

Jan 26

Singularity Hub reported on 1/23/’20, that 5 Central Banks, [England, Canada, Japan, Sweden & The European Central Bank ]plus the Bank of International Settlements, have banded together to research central bank digital currencies. I’ve only read, a bit, about “Bitcoin” and it’s descendants or rivals and am feeling out of touch……..surely am prompted into understanding more! A classic response happening often these days of deep “disrupters”………Some of my network says I’m not alone on this quest!!

After posting the above note I emailed a dozen or so “like thinkers”. Many have responded. The reply by one “author” is posted under “comments”

Jan 21

The attached list [ my poster 448] started several years ago, & was shared for discussion with client staff who were following each, or had decided not to. It’s gone way beyond obvious technology changes/possibilities. For many in the marketplace, these possibilities seem to cover an impossible set to stay up to date on ?!?!?. I actually feel a bit that way, myself,, even though I have more time now and still have a huge network. It takes careful focus and some uncomfortable decisions to skip a few…………not easy…….even if you have a big staff and/or advanced vendor connections! So…how much coverage is enough??

Jan 08

Years ago, soon after being elected a very young Vice President, the Chairman asked me to write, on one page or less…what the Management Information System”, was and what good it would do the organization and our customers?!?!…..well…….. I thought, we do need help if one page has to be the frame of important answers………..Of course I used a “legal” sized sheet….which annoyed him a great deal, but he accepted it, read and questioned..and we continued as one of the first in our profession!!! Actually for a number of years…… It took me many more years to really learn the power of being concise and to do it. Likely still in that quest!!

Nov 12
Oct 16

A long standing client ask me to speak with their leadership team, exploring “StrenghtsFinders” [SF], with the real purpose of knowing more about their own habits/traits/attitudes, and hopefully insights about their effectiveness. We covered a bit about “profiling” in general, but went in depth, with follow-up suggestions for their focus on SF. In my opinion/experience, it’s by far the best….broadest, deepest, with lots of literature available for further examination/application to their work requirements, and to their life!

Upon returning home I dug out my file and multiple books to begin studying again. Very useful.There is still much to improve/fix and tons to learn yet, even though I had believed I was an “expert” of sorts. Actually is something I should have been doing anyways and will follow up, in the mentoring I do there, with 8-10 leaders

Sep 30

A longtime friend, Allan Alter, used to be editor @ DataMation, and also spoke for me @ several Leadership Learning Forums. He accepted a position @ WEF to study/forecast the not yet much talked about Artificial Intelligence. Of course the study focus spread, linking to more of today’s disruptive trends. The resulting document goes to Davos in Jan., 2020, then more public [not available to me or most of us yet]. But much is reviewable, and provocative on WEF’s website -[ go there please and ponder the impact on you/yourposition]………… including….AI… Future jobs [displace 75 million, create 133 million] ….digital surveillance…….personalized education…..Board level responsibility….focus in China…..etc. Much to adjust for…….

wef’s website

Sep 12

TED just published a talk [ I read them/listen, regularly] about reading slow, with your finger under each word, like we were all taught in our early lives never to do anymore. So I’ve tried. In certain situations..For awhile. Powerful. Stunning. Have I missed something key?? Could this spread to other situations? Well…we’ll move onto more complex trials or experiments with this idea….not predetermined as important, nor as pithy

Stay tuned…There is also a lot more on this perspective, connected to the talk!!…to follow/learn on your own…….

Sep 07

I have been considering, and talking with others, about changing/updating some of my Leadership Learning Forum Process, with those who are currently facilitating the program in their own best way. I want to focus on books!. I believe we intended in the beginning 25 years + ago, to mean “reading”…..but it was primarily books…along with a few articles or speeches. From the beginning “books”, both number, selection and handling, have been a foundational pillar of the program. along with speakers, exercises, discussions, breakout working sessions, meditation and round-tables. I have kept a master list containing c. 500 selections, 25 labeled integrating, 25 more labeled “core”, plus c. 300 ” most often used successfully”. Very many are still chosen /reviewed..

What are other options….T.V., Radio, Podcasts, people, WWW, magazines or subscriptions, newspapers, you own thinking!………..?!?……What would you use and why?

A strong consideration is to use some of these, but only focus on “part”…passages…don’t buy the book. concentrate on a theme or perspective….a growth opportunity! I’ll write more about this, and why, in this website, in the section on LLF Changes. Join me if you like

Sep 02
Aug 10

As August passes, with a summer that’s not “dogged” but more like late June, all these six descriptives, fit, for my now fully engaged life in my 7th Phase…….They were built of course, in the first six. But much of that time/energy was done via the opposite of these tonal descriptions, e.g., = more, now, intense, my way, fast, all!……surely they’re a flow, but, in total a major change in my style and focus. Not less effective……actually more so, just less urgent, or disruptive…as much of what people experience today seems

We will visit this period, some time in the future, to see!!

Jul 30

My long range plans – a habit years old – tend to be “long” in the sense of “volume”. I actually believe the meaning of the phrase was to highlight “future time” , not number of words/topics. But I sometimes fell into that choice.

Am just now focusing on combining and rewriting many sections of my existing plan, [my 7th Phase] with care to re-word with greater discipline/insight. For better personal meaning and motivation.

It’s struck me now….. that perspective should also be applied to this website too. And I will integrate both in my efforts. With intensity, for several months….and will check those results , as Thanksgiving closely approaches. A moment of some personal truth for me………Of great interest!! I have added a section, re. how to get there, even as I reduce this current plan [ the entire 7th Phase document] size and complexity. We’ll see!!

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