Coaching & Mentoring / Innovation / Leadership / Mission, Goals & Objectives / Speaking / Strategy

Florida Parking Association Annual Conference

The Keynote Address at the 2013 Florida Parking Association Annual Conference will be delivered by Douglas Arnold, APR/CTACC on December 5th in Fort Lauderdale. Arnold will be delivering his signature keynote program LEADERSHIP IN THE AGE OF DISRUPTION.  This program offers insights on why strategic perception is more critical than organizational vision. Excerpts will be … Continue reading

Accountability / Change / Courage / Decision Making / Innovation / Research / Service to Others

The Tragic Story Behind the Semmelweis Effect

Science and medicine are often entwined in politics and ego, but the most dramatic example was the life of Ignaz Semmelweis, an Austrian physician in the 1840s.  His simple observation and analysis saved hundreds of children — but prejudice and tradition overshadowed his discovery and countless thousands died. Semmelweis was an obstetrician who observed that … Continue reading

Appreciation / Attitude / Communications / Creativity / Customers & Clients / Empowerment / Innovation / Inspirational / Leadership / Lifelong Learning / Positivity / Relationships / Success / Work/Life Balance

NOW: The Art of Being ‘In The Moment’

Have you ever found yourself driving when suddenly “awakened” and realize you are miles down the the road from last you remember?  You were not asleep, but you clearly drove the car for some distance without being conscious of steering. Everyone drifts away — taken by deeper thoughts, memories, anxieties and emotions — to an … Continue reading

Change / Innovation

I #Sing the #Body #Electronic

As the digital revolution spins off new and incredible products and services I take pause to consider the incredible inventory of stuff that we did not know we needed and soon will be unable to live without. Innovations don’t always have an obvious market and naysayers love to condemn before fully understanding that people want … Continue reading

Attitude / Books / Collaboration / Community / Decision Making / Education / Innovation / Inspirational / Leadership / Lifelong Learning / Readings / Success / Technology / Work/Life Balance

Behold, the Birth of the Nano-Gens

I’ve been re-reading OUTLIERS, Malcolm Gladwell’s insightful book on what makes some successful. Specifically, I am focused on the chapter about Bill Joy.  Bill is the quiet genius, the computer wizard who almost solely masterminded UNIX.  His cerebral fingerprints are inside all computers.  He twisted the coils of DNA of the Internet. Today, Joy is … Continue reading

Collaboration / Diversity / Education / Innovation / Leadership / Lifelong Learning / Products & Services / Sales Improvement / Success / Teambuilding / Training

BrightWorks Initiative for #HR Professionals

BrightWorks Management & Teambuilding Training Initiative Organizations must advance and prosper with an ever-evolving cast of directors, managers and thought-workers.  Challenged and blessed with a myraid of diversity issues — ethnic, gender, lifestyle and generational — attracting and nurturing the best qualities is truly a strategic opportunity if properly and professionally developed. Today’s leadership in … Continue reading

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#Robots and More #Smart #Machines = More #Leisure?

I have my doubts. #Engineers, #economists and “futurists” jump in. This article is pretty good, but there are a lot of “if” in the contention that a more leisurely world is ahead of us. “In 2011, Chinese companies spent ¥8 billion ($1.3 billion) on industrial robots. Foxconn, which build iPads for Apple, hopes to have … Continue reading