Monthly Archives: October 2016

It’s a Nail … Right?

“It’s a nail … right?” If it isn’t, not only will that hammer you’re wielding not work, it’s likely to do serious damage. Which gets me to this: Mastery is both an asset and a liability. I get the importance of acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to perform in our chosen domains. When we… Read More »

Beyond Technique … One More Time

“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.” Stephen King, “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft” My ruminations about leadership continue. Mastery is a two-edged sword. It’s important that we master the skills and knowledge needed to perform competently in our chosen fields of… Read More »