Innovation and Creativity Require Play

June 18, 2012

Playing amidst times such as these requires perspective and a good roll. In kayaking, there are sweet spots where the water runs rapidly downstream and the boat stays steady, stationary.  A spot to play in the turbulence without being washed away.  In the workforce, finding engaging and attractive projects are similar to finding those sweet.. read more

Being Upside Down is Not Failure

June 18, 2012

Water sport enthusiasts do not view capsizing as a neutral event. Indeed, they work hard to avoid capsizing. To capsize is to fail. Whitewater kayakers also work hard to avoid what others call capsizing, what they call ‘flipping’. They do not, however, equate flipping with failure. Spend much time on a challenging whitewater river and.. read more

Working Permanent Whitewater

June 1, 2012

The stable, consistent workplace of the past vanished amidst the headwaters of globalization, relentless technological advances, and the churning of financial markets. For over half of century, industry after industry has moved from a world of stability or perhaps cyclical change to a world of permanent change, a world where paradoxically, the one constant is.. read more