When I was younger
My parents would reward my brother and I by giving us money for grades. Would would get an amount for A’s and a smaller amount for B’s. The expectation was that we wouldn’t make C’s or lower so there were no rewards below B’s. What does this have to do with business? Continue reading “How do you know?”
We’ve been talking about leading with questions in several contexts of the last several posts. You can read about those here, here, and here. This time let’s talk about how to do that in the home. If you’re like me (which means you’re a crazy oddball who is only about 10% of the population), then I’m sorry that you get frustrated so easily. Also, in that context, leading this way allows room for you to grow in patience, since you probably won’t like most of the answers to the questions that you ask. I’ll come back to that.
Let me start with the big idea. Here it is…DO. NOT. Continue reading “Leading With Questions – At Home”
We’ve been talking about leading with questions. You can read the first two posts here and here. Today we’re going to talk about what this looks like in a work setting. I work in an organization that has a great culture towards professional coaching. This isn’t just something that we say, it’s implemented on a ground level. The best example I have to give you a picture of this is Continue reading “Leading with Questions – In Work”
Last week we talked about the need to lead with questions. You can read that here. Have you ever had one of those conversations that changes everything? How did it go? Were you expecting that? I know the conversations that were most impactful to me were Continue reading “Leading with Questions – In Church”
Over years of leading others, I’ve found it’s helpful to have a list of questions that are always asked in a given situation. In both coaching and mentoring contexts I have a specific Continue reading “Leading with Questions”
It was an amazing cake
I still remember it years later. This had to have happened between 15 – 20 years ago. This cake was great. It actually pushed me to ask the lady who’d ordered it where she went. (Some artisan cake shop? Some big name bakery?) Her response surprised me…. Continue reading “Best cake maker ever”
1. Google Chrome Launcher is tool that will allow you to open Chrome apps like Flowdock from your taskbar. (Think start menu for google apps)
a. It may install when you install Chrome
b. If it doesn’t
c. Open Chrome
d. Sign On from the Control Menu in Chrome
e. If you weren’t asked and it still isn’t installed, go https://chrome.google.com/webstore/launcher
f. If App Launcher isn’t an option from there, then go to StartAll Programs Google Chrome
g. Right click App Launcher from there and select pin to taskbar
h. If you still aren’t able to find it go to https://chrome.google.com/webstore/launcher
i. It should install and allow you to pin it to the taskbar
I have a confession. Secretly…I’ve always been intrigued by the Chrome Book. There’s something about moving fully to the cloud. I’ve never pulled the trigger. Mainly, because I love my local storage. Probably comes from being born pre-90’s. The cool thing is, I don’t have to have the constant tug of war of what it would be like to move to a Chrome Book.
Because the combo of Google’s Genius and Windows 8 is amazing. Google was wise enough to create a “middle ground”. They have created an App Launcher (shown below) that if you install Chrome, you can utilize the same way you would launching an app on the Chrome Book.
That’s not all though!
There’s also an option to launch Chrome in Windows 8 mode, which gives you a full desktop version (start section shown below). Essentially it’s what you see when you start up your Chrome Book for the first time.
I plan to post setup instructions next week for those interested in using this type of feature. Until then, I’m interested to hear if anyone has made the switch to something like a Chrome Book or other cloud hosted device. Let me know how your experience has been.
10000 hours. That’s the common knowledge rule on the amount of time it takes to develop expertise. This was a thought developed by Malcolm Gladwell in Outliers. Now that’s 10000 hours to World Class, Olympic Grade, Nobel Prize type expertise. Now…to get to competency. To get to competency is a different Continue reading “Developing Expertise”
It’s important to be able to gauge seasons and have clarity on which season you’re in as a leader. Otherwise Continue reading “Transitions and Time”