Have you ever watched ants? Industrious little creatures in reaching their goal (how can they get into that sealed container?), the 'ant-path' to arrive there is fascinating. As singles and in small groups, the ant-path is halting and confused -…Continue
We are asked to make introductions and give recommendations - this goes far beyond firing off a note saying the person's OK. Your reputation can be on the line - Any Life Lessons to Share?details:…Continue
Jack Gates has not received any gifts yet
Greatness is a perception by others. What makes a leader great is more than achieving the mission, goal, or results – greatness is also about how he or she got us there. It's a complex set of factors not adequately described by a couple of words – but we can get in the general vicinity with these three traits:
saying what you will do
doing what you say
In the early days the Personal Computer, a major upgrade was the addition of a 20 megabyte hard drive – plenty of space for programs, files and other treasure.
However, floppy disks were required for sharing files (predates networked computers, and long before WiFi). Several times a during a day I would need a formatted disk to hand-carry a file to someone also working on the same project.
DOS (where we…Continue
“I” is a very powerful pronoun, but it has two distinct personalities – no doubt you have observed both.
“I” can be used to convey power and significance to the subject at hand – the speaker is going all in as the poker players would say – infusing their knowledge, experience, and reputation into the statement. They are signaling commitment and purpose. Some examples:
I know (personal…Continue