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Ross Girardi
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Make a dent in the universe as Steve Jobs advised us.
Make a dent in the universe as Steve Jobs advised us.

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Being v. Doing


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Leadership Fuel (Part 1)
It is hard to lead when you are tired, sick or overweight. The Standard American Diet (SAD) , that is now spreading across the globe is the perfect diet if you wish to create less than optimal health. It is the diet of the non-leader (The couch potato). Thi...

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Leaders Love Training
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. ~ Aristotle The best organizations spend lavishly on training. They know that their mission depends upon it. Training benefits the organization, the individual and the larger society...

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Leaders Love Change
Change before you have to. ~ Jack Welch Change happens no matter how much we resist it. In fact, by resisting the change we make it more difficult than it needs to be. We lose the opportunities we might otherwise have gained had we been more alert and aware...

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Leaders Love Respect II
This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower Nothing good ever happened in a climate of fear. When fear is present a CYA (Cover Yo...

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Leaders Love Process
So much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to work. ~ Peter F. Drucker  It turns out that there is a huge gulf between “head knowledge” and what we are actually able to do on the ground, in the moment. Between what we know...

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Saying Thank You
Part of thanksgiving is feeling gratitude. It is about being grateful for what we have. Focusing on that is a game changer. For the readers of this blog, we have a lot to be grateful for (for starters, you have eyesight and are able to read, you have a comp...

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Part 4: Field Notes on the How to Create Your Dream Job Now Intensive
The 2015 Dream Job Intensive is now complete. This live-remote workshop is for those who seek to have a career they absolutely love. In this latest session we had students ranging in age from 24 to 45. They came from non-profits, business, and freelance car...

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Field Notes on the How to Create Your Dream Job Now Intensive Part 3
One of the challenges in networking is everybody thinks it's making cold calls to strangers. Actually, it's the people who already have strong trust relationships with you, who know you're dedicated, smart, a team player, who can help you. ~ Reid Hoffman We...

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…And The Alpaca You Came In On
A good friend from college recently responded to a Craig’s List posting for a Caretaker of a ranch outside of town. According to what he saw in the advertisement, it would be the perfect position. He is a true outdoors-man having spent over 20 years in the ...
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