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How is Your Triage Agility?

Tom O'Shea |

Do you know anyone who operates in an everyday normal state of PANIC where EVERYTHING is touted as mission critical urgent and you can’t really tell what is truly important?  Reminds me a little bit of the children’s story about CHICKEN LITTLE who constantly ran around shouting … THE SKY IS FALLING!  Well, one of the […]


Tom O'Shea |

MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES … has always been a favorite phrase of mine as I have always taken it to mean … should you be so lucky as to live in active, dynamic and expansive times.  While many of us have attributed this as an old Chinese proverb, it turns out to really […]

How Is Your Merry-Go-Round Agility?

Tom O'Shea |

I recently used this image in one of my client off-sites to illustrate the on-going challenge that they (and so many others) face every day in their battles to SHAPE THE FUTURE while surviving the swirl and gravitational pull of each day.  Whew, it gets exhausting I know.  Ahh, if only the merry-go-round would just spin horizontally […]

Finding Your Agility Symphony

Tom O'Shea |

The Ode to Joy … is both a famous composition by Ludwig von Beethoven and also the feeling one gets from taking your daughter and six year old Beethoven-loving grandson to his first symphony concert (geared for kids).  This passion comes to him quite naturally from his mother who is a cellist and professional music teacher […]

THE TAO OF YES & 2016 Resolutions

Tom O'Shea |

One year ends … the next begins.  This is the time when many of us are making resolutions for change … some involving small lifestyle adjustments and some dreaming of dramatic transformation.  My favorite collection of New Year resolutions comes from American folk music legend Woody Guthrie back in 1940’s.  Woodie’s list covers a wide […]

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