Blake's Blog

Ego: Destroyer of Worlds


The Perils of Pessimism & The Power of Positivity


“You just have to decide whether you are Tigger or Eeyore. You...

The Power of Frugality


The following (also) comes to me via email from a dear friend and client. ...

Eye of the Storm: A Class Divided


I've shared this story (also known as "Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes"...

Authentic Motivation


The matter of 'workplace' and 'personal' motivation comes up a...

Valuating Corporate Virtue?


I stumbled across an interesting article in a recent European issue of Fortune that...

Creative Destruction


Like ants in a mound, we all sense the vibrations of impending change.

In particular,...

The Insidiousness of Workplace Gossip


Workplaces are grapevines; that's just the way it is. Sadly, there are...

Aesop & Scar Tissue Times


What a difference seven months make.

In October, as the unwinding of our world'...

Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable


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

Weeds


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

Occupational Intimacy on the Rise


Years ago, I heard the phrase 'Organizational Intimacy' from a colleague, Michael Kroth...