The best leaders have a high tolerance for ambiguity. They don’t go nuts over the unknown, and they don’t lose patience when dealing with disappointments. They are able to work with what they know, identify what they don’t know, and make decisions accordingly.
A few weeks ago a client asked me if I could send her a few samples of some of the logo work I’d done. I realized at that moment that I’d never collected my logo projects in one presentation. So I did just that. Below you’ll see a collection of logos spanning 5 years from 2008 to current. A few are missing, and a few represent drafts or alternate versions that are not publicly in use, but this is a pretty good snapshot nonetheless.
If you’d like to read my thoughts on branding, follow this link.
The heroes of the next generation will be those who can calm the buzzing and jiggling of outside distractions long enough to listen to the sound of their own hearts, those who will follow their own path until they learn to walk erect – not hunched over like a Neanderthal, palm-gazing. Into traffic.
I’ve been thinking about relationships lately. Both personal and professional. I still believe that relationships are the key to business success, and continue to make relationship-building a focus in my day-to-day interactions with others. But for a while there, it seemed every business was playing the “relationship” card, and I was afraid I’d sound just like everybody else. So, it’s been a bit of a quandary trying to figure out just how to express that core value without sounding disingenuous.
What I’ve discovered is that the glue in any relationship (personal or professional) is trust. Personal relationships will include not only trust, but among other things love, support, and security. Some of these things may spill over into my professional relationships, but as much as I love working for most of my clients, I can’t say that I love them (sorry guys). These relationships include common goals or interests, a contract or agreement, hopefully good rapport and camaraderie, but also trust. Always trust. Continue Reading…
Taken from DayOne
Summer is over. I know this. But – Today as I was walking Ginnee – I couldn’t help but feel as if the sun had something else to say about the issue. The hot sun burned my arms as we walked out Columbus towards Rouge. It felt just right.
I finally completed (and sent off) my self-promo CV project and was feeling as if I deserved the time away from the office. Apparently the weather agreed with me.
I’m feeling accomplished today. In two ways: A) Like I’ve established myself in my field; and B) Like I’d accomplished a lot today. Little time was wasted. I can’t say that everyday.
These past two days we have had a third child in our house. One of Caleb’s school pals’ dad is out of town and we were asked to watch him for couple of nights. It was a real treat to watch Caleb (and Claire) interact with our houseguest. It was obviously a highlight for both boys and I can’t help but feel happy for Caleb. I think that like his old man, he deserved a treat.
I’m grateful for accomplished tasks and well-deserved rewards.