What can you do to change this map?

If you had worked as the global sales manager for Coca-Cola this map would have been unacceptable.

Let us just imagine that you have worked as sales manager for a company aiming to reach the whole world with its products. The red dots represent each place you have yet failed to get to – even if you have had more than enough time to build your presence. Now you are up for a meeting with the CEO. You know that he is not happy with the situation even if he loves you. You also know that when the CEO zooms on this map there is nothing you can say to defend the results it shows. Continue reading

Re-Solutions for a New Year

I was teaching English to the head professor of the anatomy and physiology department at a large university in Turkey.  One day, wiggling my fingers on the table in front of her, I pondered aloud, “Our hands are a magnificent creation aren’t they?”  She smiled and said, “Yes, our human systems are the evidence of God.”  A calm moment of agreement settled in, and then I asked her, “have you read the story of Creation in the Bible?”  A new energy flashed through her eyes as she leaned forward eagerly and said, “I have always heard of that book, what does it say?”   Continue reading