The Innovator’s Personality

The Innovator’s Personality Harold Evans’ They Made America is filled with vivid stories and photos of American invention over the last century. It is an account of audacity, the bold and sometimes arrogant disregard of natural restraints in service of some vision or problem to be solved....

PsyCap and Gamification

A new concept is gaining momentum in the world of work psychology: positive psychological capital or PsyCap for short. It describes a constellation of other, more established psychological constructs such as efficacy, hope, optimism and resilience. Together, these...

Playing In Traffic

The story of the Denver Barnes Dance caught my attention this week. In the 1960’s, a young traffic engineer named Henry Barnes tried to make the streets of Denver safer for pedestrians. He instituted a new crosswalk system “trusting those on foot to get to...

The Berserk Warrior

The Berserk Warrior Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. Chuck Close talking about the creative process to Charlie Rose, October 28, 2010 I have long believed that leading means capturing the hearts and minds of others. Capturing minds is the stuff of...