Leading Like A Kat

Lance Excellence, Ideas, Leadership Comments

Reading Time: 3 minutesBalance. It’s a concept nearly universally recognized as an objective good. The keys to a healthy life are having a balanced diet (physical), maintaining a work-life balance (emotional, relational), and operating within balanced budgets (financial). Aiming for balance is all well and good, but that task gets a lot tougher — and much more meaningful — when we move beyond …

Seriously Personal

Lance Leadership, People Comments

Reading Time: 2 minutesToday’s blog post from Seth Godin ends with the line “take it seriously, not personally.” Coincidentally, last Friday’s EntreLeadership podcast featured Seth, and this notion of taking our work seriously but not personally was also discussed. The difference rests in a single word: professionalism. The Professional takes her work seriously: fully invested, with maximum effort, because to the Professional, it’s the work …

The 1%’ers

Lance Discipline, Simplicity Comments

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn this modern age of wonders, everything is getting smaller, from tangible products like laptop computers and industrial grade servers to more ethereal concepts like the shelf-life of Change and the barriers of Distance. (Except smartphones, for which “cutting edge” no longer means it can easily be used with one hand and comfortably fit in your pocket.) As a sign …