Category Archives: Rituals

Solutions. Ceremonies. Ways that have worked to fix things. Some of our rituals are deceptive and dysfunctional. Let’s find better rituals that better serve the requirement.

What’s a Relay?

Writing poetry has been in the family for the past three generations– four counting this latest one. I recall being about ten years old, following along with my dad, “shootin’ trouble” on the railroad. He would take a moment from … Continue reading

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Eat That Frog!

From: Eat That Frog, by Brian Tracy. Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. Brian’s goal is to help people achieve their personal and business … Continue reading

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One Sheet of Music

We just had a family meeting. Chores aren’t getting done. A list of chores was presented, and the four of us took a few minutes to put our name on the various tasks. Excellent idea. It reminded me of an … Continue reading

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When Elephants Fight

There is an old African proverb that says: “When two elephants fight, the grass suffers.”  So, if you are a casual observer on safari– Keep your distance from fighting elephants. Avoid male elephants in musk– they can be aggressive. Don’t … Continue reading

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Run to the Roar

From the Prologue of Run to the Roar: Coaching to Overcome Fear, By Paul Assaiante and James Zug– “Over the millennia on the African savanna, lions have developed a hunting technique. The oldest lion in the pride is often infirm. She … Continue reading

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Weekly Project Ritual

All of us jump to conclusions(1) once in a while– its because we don’t have perfect information at the time we make a decision. Especially when we have a complex technical solution to deliver, this reality can present a challenge. … Continue reading

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Chickens

Imagine you are a Peace Corp worker in some third world country– let’s call it Budzaria. You find that the local Budzarian people are not getting enough protein in their diet, and that one cause is that while they do … Continue reading

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