Blake's Blog

Variety & The Mind


Sometimes the smallest, simplest things catch my attention. I don't know why,...

Banana Smoothie


We stood at the counter, Dawn, our six-year-old daughter Lauren, and me.

And from Lauren&...

“My Boss is a Loser”


Sometimes I’m slow on the uptake, but having heard this sentiment three times...

The Crippling Nature of Ambiguity


Wow, do we have ambiguity in spades today, or what?

Surely it’s...

H.A.L.T.S.


I recently visited with an Operations Manager in a factory who was clearly distressed. ...

Thank You. Lane Change –


A brief entry for today…

First-up, THANK YOU for your many responses to help...

Call to Action: Request for Participation in Forthcoming Research


As I listen to and exchange ideas with contemporary leaders on the front lines...

Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable


In recent months, the ‘noise’ regarding the eroding viability and the non-future of...

Helping Hands


About a week ago, I learned of an Organizational Development position within a local, premier...

Weeds


"Morality, when vigorously alive, sees farther than intellect and provides unconsciously for intellectual difficulties....

Political Quips and Whips


Some of these are so appropos, they simply scream to be shared. ...

A Separate Peace


As a boy, I just loved the book A Separate Peace. Sad, yes, but...