Nov 17

Christmas decor, lots of adds, announcements, sales, trips, all seem to be covering any mention, or common awareness of the next holiday to celebrate. Some Halloween decor is still up. Of course that just past evening has gotten bigger, comparatively, to me. in more recent years. Candy and costumes for children, plus adults now going to parties, etc. make for more $ sales to seek. Thanksgiving has less $/focus opportunities, except for getting turkeys, or family/communal meals. Even here in New England where the celebration was largely centered originally. Shopping habits or trends, during the weeks of December, a month time period, are already laced throughout the press. What happened to highlighting Thanks giving? Or more importantly observing its meaning?

Even with retail shop actions, and surely in some some homes with very early Christmas decor, we all have reason to be thankful….and to remember the opportunity………

Nov 04

That’s a “Chicago area” term, I think. That part of the fall was really, in my mind, the best season, of many years there. We’ve had here now on Cape Cod, during September , October and several days so far in November, the same beauty, sunshine, & warmth. But a bit cooler. And now with daylight saving “fall back” over [ why do we all still do that old adjustment?!?!?], darkness earlier in the afternoon. Winter waits..hopefully with it’s own separate beauties!! Enjoy together……….

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 25

There’s been an increasing amount of literature on Web 3.0 – what is it?….. What does it do?…. How much of an impact might it have? Interesting. I’m actually still fully occupied working on my existing site [ web 2.0 , I guess], getting it integrated, more concise, & fully up to date reflecting my life as it evolves approaching 2020, and perhaps even beyond!

So is 3.0 a place leaders must be?? For me just now, 3.0 is a reach…spatial….. embracing digital…..with advanced A.I. and Augmented Reality……..plus blockchain connections.?? Ahead of where I’ve been [ well the list referenced in my last blog below includes all these………………. ]

Very motivating to us all, I believe. More to come hopefully

Sep 17

I’ve updated my list of critical technologies many times, for Leadership sessions in recent years. The current perspectives are now, I believe, crucial for everyone…..Leader……..manager……. staff. Please read, ponder and keep in your everyday focus [ #448]. Its importance spreads!!

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 02
Aug 24

Having our kitchen updated and floor re-done, so it was a good time to travel, not to far….to places we’d been before but, being like tourists without an agenda or fixed destinations, and looking for surprise sites…….e.g. = Shaker Village[ recreated and explained] , Crane Paper Factory [also make most currencies and showed how], Boston Ballet [ ending their season with several new performances], a two person play[ brothers-tragic], a local brewery, etc., etc., wandering around…… Super. Relaxing. Learning new views/insights. People watching extraordinary. Doing lots of hiking, rain predicted each day but never occurred. Nice. A way of travel I almost never have done. Quite provocative & beneficial. Will again. Hope you do it….. or have often!!!

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!!

Jul 16

I have now started re-writing, updating, & expanding my website, making it a key part of my remaining years [ well, I hope ten more @ a minimum!!] in this last phase of my life. The other phases are listed in my long essay bio , under the section “My Work”. Hopefully all having grow from each other and now accumulated!!….where one of the main focus points will be sharing my materials and some of my direct connection when useful to those with access.

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