Secure Base In the Office and Gym

As I’ve posted before, I’m a big fan of IMD Professor George Kohlrieser‘s advocacy of secure base leadership. Quick summary: as children we gain confidence to take risks (like learning to walk) because we have secure bases (like Mom) to pick us up if we fail (like falling down). We carry this pattern with usContinue reading “Secure Base In the Office and Gym”

IMD HPL

I’ve just returned from a transformational week back at IMD for their top-ranked High Performance Leadership program!┬áThis time five years ago I was organizing my move to Lausanne, completing pre-work assignments, and preparing for a life changing experience. As I flew across the Atlantic last week, completing preparatory work for this IMD program, I couldn’tContinue reading “IMD HPL”

MLK Day

Last week was an exceedingly productive one! Smart Office Energy Solutions hit a major milestone as we received our first checks/wire transfers from investors. Sure it is nice to have some money in the account but even more rewarding is what this signifies. At this incredibly early stage, investors really aren’t investing in a businessContinue reading “MLK Day”

A New Way

There’s a feeling I get When I look to the West And my spirit is crying for leaving –“Stairway to Heaven,” Led Zeppelin   After months of very hard, conflicted consideration I submitted my resignation to Poken on July 13th. In this blog entry I will lay out the reasons behind my decision and presentContinue reading “A New Way”