Creating Flow

Removing barriers is necessary to create flow. Obstacles can exist mentally and physically, and can be imposed on us by others. Removal of these ties that bind people to existing mental or physical states requires discipline and mindfulness. The mental barriers can be the toughest to overcome. Creating flow in our daily lives allows people to move fluidly between activities, relationships, and … Read More

Are you a form-giver?

Early in my career on the drive back to Washington, DC from rural West Virginia after running a visioning workshop, my mentor asked me, “Are you a form-giver?” This particular architect and designer had studied and worked under Eero Saarinen and it wasn’t until years later that I fully appreciated the depth of the question.   Although Saarinen used the term form-giver to describe … Read More

The Art of the Possible

A mentor once described his job to me as pursuing the art of the possible.  Within his organization he viewed his role as pushing the boundaries of what one could achieve.  He was able to simultaneously keep an eye on what was in front of him and what was developing on the horizon.  This outlook enabled him to quickly build … Read More