What is the nature of your relationships?

What is the nature of your relationships?

Seth Godin is a brilliant thinker. In a recent blog post he told the following story entitled, “But he paid extra”: We come up lots of reasons to work with jerks. We take an investment from a jerk investor instead of a kind one. We accept a job from a bully instead of...
Can we Stand the truth?

Can we Stand the truth?

GM has a problem – and it is not new, because long ago, they forgot something. And in spite of the fact that the public has been screaming at them for four decades not opening up their checkbooks very often – they persisted. Tone deaf. Arrogant. Thinking...
Compliance vs. Commitment

Compliance vs. Commitment

There are two distinctly different ways patients can say “yes” to treatment. Some say “yes” because the dentist has positional authority and is perceived to be the “expert.” In this case, the patient COMPLIES without significantly understanding...
On Trust

On Trust

Trust in another person is commonly defined as a firm belief in the reliability, truthfulness, capability, and so forth of another. And from there, “Good relationships must be built on trust.” But truthfully, when we talk about trust, we are talking about...
Visions & Re-Visions

Visions & Re-Visions

According to Markus Zusak, he had to rewrite his book 150-200 times until he was happy with it. And he began by imagining the end of the story, then the beginning, then the chapter headings – then the writing…over and over again. In the end, Markus had a...