Covering Up Mistakes

“A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional, and are the portals of discovery.” — James Joyce This certainly puts a different twist on the concept. The only requirement is that one is “A man of genius.” If so, you don’t make mistakes, you merely commit errors, on purpose. Try that one […]

Survival Is Not Mandatory

“Since changes are going on anyway, the great thing is to learn enough about them so that we will be able to lay hold of them and turn them in the direction of our desires. Conditions and events are neither to be fled from nor passively acquiesced in; they are to be utilized and directed.” […]

Redesigning Leadership

aeda, John with Becky Bermot. Redesigning Leadership. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2011. …courage is a noble form of stupidity that aids getting impossible things done. Being prepared isn’t a matter of how much you practice. It’s about knowing that even if you fail, you won’t give up. Doing right matters more than being right. The […]

Someone Still Has To Crack The Eggs and Grease The Skillet

“No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.” One may assume that Plutarch intended this rhetorically, since it definitely isn’t literally true. It’s hard to say about wetting clay specifically; but starting a job and not finishing it is certainly not uncommon. The fact […]

Are The Rats Winning The Race?

“Be not simply good; be good for something.” — Henry David Thoreau This is great advice; but try not to be too much of a good for something. There is a Greek Proverb that says, “The excess of virtue is a vice.” Overdoing what you do is likely an example of such a vice. You […]

First Rate Version of Yourself

You have a job only you can do. The job you have is being you. At the end of each day you must take a test. Did you give being you your very best? e. e. Cummings had some words that will take you pretty far. “It takes courage to grow up and become who […]

You’re Just Going Too Slow

“Are things out of control?” This is a most interesting question. You likely ask yourself this question sometimes and experience pronounced anxiety as you consider the answer. The problem is, of course, if things are out of control, there is no predicting the outcome. The possibility of a huge crash is out there and the […]

Leave Foot Prints

“Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you are going to be thinking tomorrow.” — Glen Beaman Stubbornness certainly has its up side. It’s like the famous Anon. said, “Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions.” While you are considering how relaxed you will be though, ponder […]

Everything There Is To Know About Success

Do you want to know everything there is to know about success in about five minutes? If so, please press play and learn. If not, well, you’re on your own. http://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/www.garycrow.net/audio/EverythingThereIsToKnowAboutSuccess.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS

Too Much You and Not Enough Me

There is a space between you and me where the balance is just about right, but if the balance gets out of balance, all is not well. That’s true whether you are my child, my partner, my employer, or just someone who wants and needs my attention. In this episode of Audio Tidbits, I give […]