Years ago, I received a humorous email containing made-up answers to the classic question, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” My favorite was attributed to FBI Agent Fox Mulder of the X-Files: “You saw the chicken cross the road with your own eyes! How many more chickens have to cross the road before you … Continue reading Chickens Crossing Roads
A friend of mine keeps sending me emails staking out his strongly-held conservative positions, attacking and ridiculing liberals and Democrats. I feel very sad about this, but not because I think he’s necessarily wrong. Like any of us, sometimes he is, sometimes he isn’t. I’m sad because it’s like watching someone trying to hit an … Continue reading The Most Non-Partisan Thing You Can Do
When my clients are trying to solve a problem, one of the things I lean on them to do is get really clear what the actual problem is. Part of that is learning to use clear, unambiguous language. To call a spade a spade. To stop talking about “Centers of Influence” because that’s fuzzy. What … Continue reading Ducks, Spades and Psychopaths. And a Little Anonymity to Boot.