Project: 30 Days of Thoughtful

Project: 30 Days of Thoughtful

I have always cared about helping people change the way they think. It’s like a scientist setting off a chemical reaction – the beauty of what emerges is both planned and organic. At best, changing the way you think is a chain reaction that enables you to...
Life By Design: Rhythms of Grace

Life By Design: Rhythms of Grace

This post was commissioned by The Human in the Machine project, a year-long collaborative blogging project on the subject of productivity. I’m republishing here and extending it for my Life By Design series.  As a kid, I loved Tetris. Lining the blocks up and...
Design begins with Story.

Design begins with Story.

Storytelling was the original design practice. Through oral histories, fables and proverbs we told stories that met human needs for learning, remembering and envisioning the future – the ‘what might be’ and ‘how might we’ that has been...
In My Opinion, With Love

In My Opinion, With Love

My whole life, I have thrived in front of an audience. I am a communicator. I have delivered my best work in front of a microphone, in front of an audience and on the published page. Ask me to write or speak to a room of thousands and I cannot hide the sparkle in my...
Nudging, the Art of Small Catalysts.

Nudging, the Art of Small Catalysts.

I’m sweating. My breath is more ragged than normal, blood thumping through my body. Pink and flushed, head back against the wall and eyes closed, counting my breath back under control and realigning the pull of muscles against my spine. This is me, engaged in...