Having qualms about a member of your community, sharing your qualms with others, but not having the guts to talk to the person directly. This plants seeds of resentment in your own heart, and seeds of doubt and dislike in the hearts of the listener. Some of those doubts and disenchantment are of the person…Read more
Leaders. Vacancy. pt 2
The reason why there’s a leadership vacuum emptiness is that people DON’T want to be leaders. They don’t want to do what it takes. And they don’t want to fall in love with people. Leadership requires you to fall in love with people. And making the mission (for people) in scope and top of mind….Read more
Embrace the virtual! pt 2
Enjoy! Be a character. Make it fun. Be silly. Be crazy. Be wild. So as long as the information gets through, do your thing! May 8, 2020, 5:29 pm Little did I know, JB… Dec 1, 2020, 7:23 amRead more
Everybody has a story
Everybody has a magical fantastic story. Everybody. No exception. For some, it’s a sad story. For others, a story of triumph. Regardless of theme, everyone has an unbelievable interesting story worth hearing. Organizations are no different. They have a beginning, a middle, an end. And even a resurrection. We fall in love with these stories….Read more
There is one mission. No other missions. Raise I+C high enough to reach Escape Velocity. There is one war. Fight against those that intentionally or unintentionally decrease I+C. There is one war. All other conflicts are battles. Some matter. Most do not. Winning can be measured. Individuals. Families. Communities. The world. Strategies not accounting for…Read more
We are bugs. One organism.
Growth needs to be slow if we are to maintain our culture. We do not risk damaging our culture, and hiring quickly is a major risk to our organism.Read more
Embrace the virtual!
Enjoy! Be a character. Make it fun. Be silly. Be crazy. Be wild. So as long as the information gets through, do your thing! May 8, 2020, 5:29 pm + UpdateRead more
Every week, the same thing. An awkward start. A failed attempt. A heated argument. Resolution. Quality delivery. EOW appreciations!Read more
The case for organizational health
Homo Dues page 132 …lacks flexibility. Bees cooperate in very sophisticated ways, but they cannot reinvent their social system overnight. If a hive faces a new threat or a new opportunity, the bees cannot, for example, guillotine the queen and establish a republic. Social mammals such as elephants and chimpanzees cooperate far more flexible than…Read more
What’s the state of your washrooms?
I don’t care how beautiful your consumer facing facade is, it’s what’s on the inside that [often] counts. Most brands care a little too much about what their external audience thinks and not enough what their internal teams think. A big stickler for me is washrooms. Way too often they are deliver a horrible experience….Read more
Sex, life, death, marriage, kids, community, duty. The whole thing is so complicated. Perhaps this is why we need direction, purpose. – Vietnam, uneditedRead more
Trading, for what?
We’re always trading. Trading time, friends, experience, and so on. But for what? How often are our trades making us richer? Not often. North American culture of consumerism, individualism, and atheism is what is being sold. Sold to us in trade for what? In trade for minimalism, essentialism, and wealth? Individualism at the exchange of…Read more
Corporate Leadership is the last stronghold
In an ever morally decaying and intellectual downsizing of humanity. Who else is there left to lead? With the exception of the few, the noble, the anomalies: Governments and their politicians are concerned with elections, unable to think or exercise initiatives further out then 3-4 years ahead when our troubling times need steadfast progress over…Read more
Uncle Ben said, “Peter, with great power comes great responsibility.” True. But you know is truer? With great responsibilities, come great power. Choose to take on more. Choose to be responsible for more. Choose to be a leader, a motivator, a champion of goodness. The greater your responsibilities, the more power the universe will give…Read more
Be okay with getting shed, and shedding friends
We will grow apart. This is a non-negotiable reality. If you’re working hard, studying, learning, and growing – there’s a very high likelihood that you have friends that are not keeping up with you. This is normal, especially when you’re young. Or perhaps, you have a friend or two that’s really pushing themselves, and you…Read more
To say we want diversity is a half truth
We want diversity only if it is profitable. Profitable being defined as something that is good for us. What use is diversity if it negatively impacts ones culture, one’s organism? We call that a virus, which can lead to an eventual mutation of the organism. Diverse thoughts and thoughts that lead to a degradation of…Read more
Shortcomings in choosing your next J.O.B.
A mentor once said to me at a wee young age, “Khalid, you know what ‘job’ stands for, right? Just over broke.” I understood it as not making much money. In fact, it was one (only one) of the reasons why I ventured out to start my own business. Who’d want to be just over…Read more
Thoughts running through my mind: Protection. Shield. Empire. Careful entries. Undocumented immigrants. Virus. Infection. Mutation. Assimilation. It’s naive to underestimate the damage that can be caused to culture by not guarding and protecting it. Would you not guard your castle, empire, city, state against invaders designed to wipe you out – cease your existence? How…Read more
Pursue the pain
Pain. Go where pain exists. That is where growth exist. Pursue the pain. Follow it. Chase it. Continue to conquer each little pain demon, one at a time. But do not wait idle, lax, thinking that demons and dragons don’t exist. Just because you don’t see them now, doesn’t mean they’re not waiting for you…Read more
The Third Culture Advantage
Third Culture Kids Advantage or disadvantage? Many variables. Can go either way. You can take the best of two worlds. You can take the worst of two worlds. This depends on your upbringing, activated DNA, environment, and so much more…Read more