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I killed a plant today – Unintentional I swear!

After ten years of plants growing unchecked, beauty had morphed into chaos. Cute little gumdrop bushes had either died or grown into shaggy bullies to neighboring flowers. The elderberry had become a menace to anyone approaching our front door (Sorry, couriers!!). A small tree had made contact with our front window to provide creepy screeching
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Aug 05, 2020

How values can defeat change and what to do about it

This week I returned to the gym for a shocking dose of reality – not so much the social distancing protocols, but the realization that four months off does not do the body good. At the end of my workout time, I tidied by picking up all my personal items. One of the items was
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Jul 21, 2020

To inspire incredible change, establish the familiar

I miss travelling. Exploring a mountain in Japan; Discovering beauty in the back alleys of Honolulu; Hurtling through traffic on a moped in Vietnam. All fantastic experiences that made me uncomfortable (lost again!) and exhilarated all at once. Isn’t it strange that while millions crave the delight of discovery while travelling, when they arrive on
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Jul 15, 2020

How to leverage everyday stories to spark extraordinary change

From coffee-antique shops to do-it-yourself community libraries to contactless pizza, innovation is everywhere these days.Small and large business are finding new ways to serve their communities and employees as we wade through a sea of forced change. Individuals have been adapting in incredible ways – not just learning new technologies, but putting them to brand
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Jun 23, 2020

The one thing we all want

There’s a lot of shouting going on these days: People are marching for #blacklivesmatter Facebook employees are protesting Zuckerberg’s handling of Trump’s messages Everyday citizens are calling out the pain of layoffs, broken businesses, and evaporating bank accounts Even the call for silence to take a moment to reflect is a banner waved boldly across
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Jun 09, 2020