Apr 05 2019

I’d like you all to imagine you’re an engineer, working on a NASA project, to launch a shuttle into space.  Due to weather and other issues, the launch has been postponed 8 times, each costing NASA millions of dollars. The pressure is mounting to get this bird off the ground.  The date is January 28th, […]

Oct 18 2017

It appears we’ve entered the age of narcissism, for reasons that include fear for our own well-being, companies that measure and reward individual instead of team results, a new generation of employees who feel more entitled than their older peers and a U.S. culture that reveres individual success.   Let’s face it, some amount of […]

Oct 05 2017

What lessons can the space shuttle Challenger and Columbia disasters teach us that we can apply in business?   According to the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, NASA never fixed the underlying institutional problems that led to the 1986 Challenger tragedy.  As a result, many of them played a role in Columbia’s doomed flight in February […]

Aug 21 2017

Great leaders architect moments. Their energy, focus, and agility, attracts others to experience what they experience. Like a full breath during a walk in the forest, or relaxed shoulders when entering a stained glass cathedral, a physiological reaction takes place when we’re around positive, inspiring, soothing, and grounded leaders.   Davis, an architecture and design […]

Jul 05 2014

The setting couldn’t have been better: The training room windows inside the lodge pole looked out onto a thick forest. At the other end of the room cushy leather chairs faced a fireplace. The food was gourmet-organic and during breaks we could take walks on the beach. The environment was harmonious. Perfect! For the 15 […]