Note: This post was written August 2012 but never published until 2021.
What is the blog category “The Chronicles of Nuwanda”? They are a series of posts designed to illuminate truth while deflecting blame to a specific person.
Seth Godin writes with clarity, creativity, and insight that no other writer i read delivers – and with such amazing regularity (daily), on top of his 13 best-selling books.
He wrote Corporations Are Not People the other day (Aug. 17) about Progressive Insurance. In rereading it just now, and reading the blog post from
the victim’s Katie Fisher’s brother, it’s sad and educational at the same time.
While Nuwanda judges no one, Nuwanda is free to write and share anything. To anyone.
And therein lies the insight after reading up to this point. The insight is that if you conduct yourself in any way, shape, or form, don’t expect it to go undetected. Ever.
It may. But don’t expect it to.
Live your life so that if anyone ever says anything bad about you, no one will believe it.dad
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(photo: Lee Cockerell’s Father-In-Law’s sage advice)
What is the traditional side effect from our prosperity?
Sorry, we are just really, really busy. This is a traditional side effect to prosperity.
And in our prosperity, we have the opportunity to savor it or rush headlong in the pursuit of more.
A 25-day notice. A patient, eight day wait until his leader announced it to the team.
But last night the email announcement finally allows for some personal choices on how the future retiree will share his news with people he cares about.
It will be fun to read this in 100 days and look back on this prosperity.
An unlikely mantra for today’s great leaders.
If anyone said anything bad about you, no one would believe it.
If our goal isn’t impossible, we’re not reaching high enough.
Yesterday my friend Nuwanda asked his boss’s boss for help in confirming there would be no conflict of interest – not even the slightest.
One of many, many small steps to reach a decades-old dream.
She (or he) works on a great, high performing team.
A few key metrics indicate effectiveness at what the team does.
Nuwanda, on the customer service metric, delivers double-digit increases in the overall team average score.
Over 60% higher in one category.
Increases of 30, 40, and 50% in every other category except one, in which the increase is a mere 11%.
Thinking differently remains a mere theory for most.
Yet changes everything for those that lead with it.
A fictional (probably) story that could happen, or is happening now, in any company, anywhere in the world…
Dear fearless new leader, welcome back as our company’s alpha dog. You’ve come a long way in the decade you’ve been gone. Extraordinarily impressive. Congratulations.
antiquated astonishing things we’re still doing that have you shaking your head and asking, “What the?“, yeah, me too.
Then there’s the issue of why are our employees still doing the same things the same way?
That’s a great question for your leadership council, coincidentally with the same leader at the top since you left.
One can’t help but wonder why our leadership (for the past decade) isn’t apologizing for allowing it to happen and for falsely thinking we can’t change.
This is were we are embarrassed (and sad) for them.
Please don’t tolerate insidious innuendoes about inabilities.
Please build up your team so they can build up the front line.