The question posed to our creative Quest group: If you knew your life story would be based on choices next year, how would you live?
Well, first of all, can it be a movie vs. just a story? A movie sounds so much more interesting.
Lois, Sweetheart, it can be whatever you want. This is a creative exercise."
OK, then, this is what I'm going to do so that my life is "movie-worthy."
It's June 1 and the city garden behind my Providence, RI, office is bursting with new growth. What's fascinating about plants -- and organizations -- is that so much unexpected and counter-intuitive growth happens at the tips and edges of organisms.
New cellular structures -- and ways of working -- often happen by chance, emerging unexpectedly in the least likely places.
Why do I care so much about helping people speak up and be heard?
It didn’t start on this day, but all these years later this incident feeds my determination to help people speak truth to power
Nothing is going as planned during this two-day tourist jaunt in Sweden. So many weeks of planning and expectations gone kaput. So I board Tram 6 for an edgy club in an iffy neighborhood and the weekend takes an unexpected course.
Debbie’s mother is trying to find Debbie. But Debbie’s mother is lost inside the nursing home. There is no one to hear her or help her, except for me, the wrong number.
In my work with big companies I often feel that people are lost, calling those in positions of responsibility with ideas, cautions, and worries, and getting no response. They feel like Debbie’s mother.
Device-less, I sat in the store for almost 90 minutes watching the occasional customer come in, curious about what people were buying. (Mostly new cases and power chargers.) It was a boring wait until the door flew open and a young guy and woman blew in, all jittery, trash talking, and high as kites.