How to talk so stakeholders will listen, and listen so stakeholders will talk.

The Clarity brand design process starts by listening to those you serve. One technique we use is the Dialog Interview. You can do this at home.

Clarity First Newsletter, September 15, 2017

“From out there on the Moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.” – Edgar Mitchel, Apollo 14 astronaut

Clarity First Newsletter, September 8, 2017

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” – Jack Kerouac

11 Simple But Effective Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

While written for parents, this article is relevant for any leader, coach, friend, colleague or collaborator.

Clarity First Newsletter, September 1, 2017

“I was adrift on a river of pride. Feels like a railroad. I pulled a whole load behind.” – Neil Young

Clarity First Newsletter, August 25, 2017

“By participating in history instead of standing by to watch we shall at least be able to enjoy the present.” – Edmund Leach

Clarity First Newsletter, August 18, 2017

“Perhaps we cannot raise the winds. But each of us can put up the sail, so that when the wind comes we can catch it.” – E. F. Schumacher

A message of love and respect from the president

“Between hate and love, I know that love will prevail.” – GCC President Bob Pura

Clarity First Newsletter, August 11, 2017

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi

10 things that require zero talent

Woody Allen famously said that 70% of success in life comes from just showing up. Here’s nine more truths that inspire doing what needs doing. 

Clarity First Newsletter, August 4, 2017

“No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.” – Althea Gibson

Clarity First Newsletter, July 28, 2017

“The only way to fix a system that is laid out wrong, is to rebuild it if you can.” – Donela Meadows

Clarity First Newsletter, July 21, 2017

“It will not always be summer; build barns.” – Hesiod

Clarity First Newsletter, July 14, 2017

“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.” – Peter Drucker

Clarity First Newsletter, July 7, 2017

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Clarity First Newsletter, June 30, 2017

“It’s all stories, really. Change the story, change the world.” —Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

Clarity First Newsletter, June 23, 2017

“Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at the sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.” – Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road

Clarity First Newsletter, June 16, 2017

“Children make up the best songs, anyway.” —Tom Waits

10 Haiku for project managers

Sometimes poetry is the clearest voice.

Clarity First Newsletter, June 9, 2017

“What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?” —George Elliot, Middlemarch

Clarity First Newsletter, June 2, 2017

“It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” —Charles Darwin

Clarity First Newsletter, May 26, 2017

“Tell me and I will forget. Teach me and I will remember. Involve me and I will learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

Clarity First Newsletter, May 19, 2017

“Love is the only emotion that expands intelligence.” – Peter Senge

Clarity First Newsletter, May 12, 2017

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James