In irons

mast of a sailboat

A sailboat that is in irons is pointed into the wind and has no forward momentum.  Getting out of this predicament typically involves letting the boat drift backward with the rudder turned to one side or another.  Eventually, the boat will turn so that the sail can catch the wind again. When you’ve stagnated or hit a plateau, sometimes it’s … Read More

Evolving culture

green leaf

Culture evolves with people.  Failing to adapt can lead an organization to homogeneity.  Not having a diversity of ideas can cause groupthink and stunt your growth. Regardless of a business’s clear goals and strong profits, a culture needs to adapt to the changing needs of its people.  The moment that diverse teams become homogeneous and categorical you lose flexibility.  They might be easier … Read More

Problems

maze

Sometimes the only way out is through.  As nice as it might be to take a short cut or find a workaround it’s not always possible at first. Tackling a problem head-on and working through it step by step forces you to set priorities and make choices. Only after understanding what you’re working with can you start to see how to … Read More