Adapting = Gracious Flexbility

We talk a lot about the power of adapting. If you want to be successful as an entrepreneur, leader or contributor, you have to adapt well throughout your life and work. But what does it mean to adapt? What does it look like when someone adapts to new situations and circumstances? There is no doubt [...]

Adapting = Gracious Flexbility 2016-06-29T07:46:28+00:00

Mind-Food: What You Feed Your Mind Matters

Imagine going about your regular routine for two days without consuming food or water. You could do it, but you would find yourself in an ever-increasing world of hurt (diminished results). Now, let's change up the scenario just a bit. This time, think about eating and drinking during those two days, but the food and [...]

Mind-Food: What You Feed Your Mind Matters 2016-06-27T05:13:03+00:00

How to turn “insightful conversations” into “strategic action?”

Had any insightful conversations recently that just didn't get traction but should have?  Here's a process you can use once it's time to move from talking to acting.   Name the insight — The insight that you gathered from your conversation needs a name. Naming makes ideas more real, gives them identity and creates more [...]

How to turn “insightful conversations” into “strategic action?” 2016-06-22T07:20:08+00:00

Synthesize: Boost Your Brain Health Through Ingenious Thinking

When I teach groups about Tribal Alchemy, I always show a good number of ideas, videos and images that reveal the power and beauty of alchemy (that is, the ingenious combination of resources). I do this because there is no better way to inspire alchemy than to see examples of it.  Here's a good example. [...]

Synthesize: Boost Your Brain Health Through Ingenious Thinking 2016-06-20T04:47:59+00:00

How to use under-performing data to drive results

The value of smart data is a must for all industries and sectors of our economy. Of course, we all want our data to reveal high performance, but that is not always the case. Every company, non-profit agency or volunteer organization also has data that reveals under-performance. Simply, under-performance to expectation, happens.   How organizational [...]

How to use under-performing data to drive results 2016-06-17T10:16:36+00:00

What (and how) you see affects what you can create

Adapted from the book, Tribal Alchemy: Turning What You Have Into What You Need. (2016). Dave Fleming. A Tribal Alchemy Resource.     At the beginning of the Apollo 13 “build-a-filter” scene, the Tiger Team enters the room to receive instructions. (NOTE: You can read about the true story of the filter, here). An engineer [...]

What (and how) you see affects what you can create 2016-06-15T05:44:47+00:00

Reflections on Orlando–Moving from Hate to Hope

"Not again."   These were the words that entered my mind when I first heard about the mass shooting in Orlando. I tried all Sunday morning to write something I could share with you today. I searched for words that would remind us of our more noble and shared ideals. I tried to find ideas [...]

Reflections on Orlando–Moving from Hate to Hope 2016-06-13T05:44:00+00:00

Skewed: How to Decrease Distortions in Our Thinking

In the late 90's Neil Weinstein published a study (1) that examined the perceptions of smokers about the health risks of smoking. He found that individual smokers (who were surveyed) did believe smoking was a health hazard. However, those surveyed also believed that, as individuals, they were less likely to experience those hazards than other [...]

Skewed: How to Decrease Distortions in Our Thinking 2016-06-05T21:48:01+00:00

Busyness: Enemy of Creativity and Ingenuity

Adapted from the book, Tribal Alchemy: Turning What You Have Into What You Need. (2016). Dave Fleming. A Tribal Alchemy Resource. --- In the first three sections of the book, I explore a process that ingenious tribes use to turn what they have into what they need--in order to overcome challenges and seize opportunities. In [...]

Busyness: Enemy of Creativity and Ingenuity 2016-06-02T05:24:00+00:00

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