Ten Years Later

The idea was simple. Five of us were to write a series of posts on our respective blogs leading up to Western States. We’d each write about an agreed upon topic and share the links with each other ahead of publishing so we could include them in our own posts. We’d then schedule our posts …

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Tensions

There are inherent tensions that naturally exist within any organization. Identifying these tensions and how they are resolved can be a useful tool to discover an organization’s values. If you are in a leadership position in the organization, this tool can be used to adjust and move the organization in a direction that is more …

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Random or Ordered Selection

Go to the store and you stand in line to checkout. Go to the bank or post office and you take a number and wait for your number to be called. Apply for a passport or to adopt a child and you wait your turn. All of these are first-come first-served systems, and dare I …

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Meaningful Contributions

The last few weeks have been some dark moments for the ultrarunning world and it’s left a bad taste in my mouth. Lots of armchair quarterbacking and just plain nasty disrespectful commentary, especially on the big blogs. I am all for people speaking up and sharing their opinion. In fact, I started this blog in …

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