Bruce Peters

Bruce Peters has spent the last 15 years living his own “Third Act.” Based on his personal experience and in working as a guide for hundreds of leaders, he has designed a unique process for getting beyond where you are and into the creation of your own Third Act for you or your organization. It starts with the question of what is the difference you want to make? Learn more at www.beyondteal.com.
 

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Conventional Wisdom-Non Conventional Man

Posted by Bruce Peters

Hardly a day, or for that matter an hour in a day, goes by without a quote from Lee Thayer, or LT as I refer to him, popping into my head. For those that don’t know, he was a giant in the genre of “leadership”.

Today I learned that over the weekend Lee had passed.

 

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“The Pursuit Of Loneliness” or Déjà Vu-Part II

Posted by Bruce Peters

Yesterday I wrote about Minneapolis/Louisville current events as launching personal flashbacks to the sixties. Despite some effort to avoid the news, video images and continuous commentating it all drew me in. In reality paying attention for me, is like an addiction.

First, as reminded by friends, colleagues, and family there have been some positive changes these past almost sixty years. Even many of the expert commentators acknowledge.

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déjà vu all over again

Posted by Bruce Peters

Last evening concluding another lengthy day of remote connection with clients, family and friends prior to shutting down I clicked on the news. Some mistakes you know instantly! Time, present, past and future all folded into now. The mistake revealed itself on the screen in the vision of the flames leaping from the police station in Minneapolis. I was drawn in, mesmerized, hooked to the screen until early this morning. 

It has been said that “the more things change the more they stay the same.” 

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Where there's a Will there's a Way

Posted by Bruce Peters

In this morning’s inbox there were many versions of the Guidelines for reopening. Reopening is now front and center. It also exposes, like most everything in these times, political divisions. There has been a lot of quibbling about the details, enough or not enough, etc. The Guidelines below from Act Rochester suffices as a reasonable summary.

 

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The Choice...Questions only

Posted by Bruce Peters

I’ve been railing periodically about the abundance of advice flooding my inbox. This seems to have stimulated my contrarian curmudgeon persona to allow only questions and question askers to enter.

One of these question askers enters by way of The Choice: Embrace the Possible, a memoir of and by Dr. Edith Eva Eger. She tells her story and details her choices as a WWII concentration camp survivor. Her post war experience, intersecting path with Viktor Frankl, her practice as a professional counselor and her own life choices led her to asking the questions below. Her thinking building on Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning focus on the responsibility of each of us for our choices asks:

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Winning at Halftime Two

Posted by Bruce Peters

Some time ago I wrote a post describing the NBA’s Golden State Warriors highly successful approach to game “half-times”. Game after game they would dominate game third quarters. My post described their approach. It was a hallmark during their championship years. 

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Topics: teal, jump-starting Rochester

Crisis as an Incipient Moment

Posted by Bruce Peters

An exchange with fellow members on the Jump-Starting Rochester Community site sparked my response that follows.  The article is titled Could a remote-work revolution spread tech outside its clusters?

Isn’t there a bit of a paradox at play? The article highlights the VCs actually taking their money and expertise to companies geographically located away from the traditional centers like Silicon Valley. This is happening at the same time as the trend/necessity for remote. There are a lot of other forces at play including reduced mobility. Some mix of the livable community, culture and business tech infrastructure (bandwidth, security, platforms,) will be  competitive advantages.

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Topics: Beyond Teal, jump-starting Rochester

Response to Zat Rana Post

Posted by Bruce Peters

A couple of days ago I commented on a post by Zat Rana where he opined that you could tell a lot about a person by what they read. My response below ends with “what does, or how does, what I read tell you about me?

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Certain and Solitary

Posted by Bruce Peters

Last week I wrote a post Plan B. Synchronicity prevailed and Plan B, by Anne Lamott, landed on my stack of books to read. I moved it to near the top a couple of weeks back after reading her Stitches. I’ve long been a fan of her writing. So moving Plan B to the top of the pile was an easy call.

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Plan B: Covid-19

Posted by Bruce Peters

 

Facing me in my office is the above image of Bob Dylan.

There is another image of Dylan, my personal favorite, “Forever Young” which has been a personal sort of mantra.  A post on that theme I leave for another time.

“Times They Are A-Changin” occupies front and center right now. When it appeared that the pandemic was inevitably headed our way, I like most began to think about What is our Plan B? The question that started in the background, now begs front and center, to be answered.

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Topics: Beyond Teal, jump-starting Rochester

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