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When you know…you know

Recently, I attended a meeting with the most dynamic speakers I’ve ever heard (and I’ve heard a LOT of speakers). They were so good that, even though the topic was not exactly my cup of tea, they each made me laugh out loud, brought the proverbial tear to my eye…
Chris Chambers
June 11, 2017
Onsite ActionTactics

Beyond the stretch interlude

After a long hiatus (and by ‘long’ I mean: since high school) from moving legs quickly for any reason other than work or catching trains, I have recently taken up running.  And besides the obvious benefits here: health and fitness; I’ve noticed a reward that I didn’t see coming when…
Chris Chambers
May 11, 2017
Onsite Action

Well, that was awkward

Have you ever heard of Kombucha? I’m still not sure what it is enough to really explain it to you, but from what I can gather: it’s an ancient, Chinese elixer made from combining tea, sugar and some sort of bacterial ‘being’ that actually turns this ingredient combo into ‘Kombucha’.…
Chris Chambers
April 11, 2017
Onsite Action

There’s nothing like being covered

As you probably know, when the President of the United States prepares for the State of the Union address each year, he has one task that has nothing to do with his speech. Morbidly, the U.S. Capitol is a prime target for attack when all of our political leaders are…
Chris Chambers
February 11, 2017
Onsite ActionStrategy

Riffing to find new ways

A couple of weeks ago, I headed to New Jersey to hear my boss play. Besides his gig at WPP, he is a prolific jazz guitarist. On this night, he had pulled together a trio—his guitar, bass and drums—and as jazz musicians tend to do, they played together for awhile,…
Chris Chambers
January 11, 2017
Onsite ActionTactics

The tip of technology

I had horrible service the other night at a restaurant. My gut reaction was to not leave a tip, but in the end I couldn’t do it. Why? Because tipping—waiters, cab drivers, hair dressers—has become part of our culture. It’s what we do. Which is funny and so wrong. T.I.P.…
Chris Chambers
December 11, 2016
Onsite Action

The muscles know…because they do

This is going to sound worse than it’s meant to, but when I started thinking about this post, I wanted to think of an example of something that I couldn’t do…and I couldn’t think of anything. I’m just not a person who says “I can’t do that.” But I know…
Chris Chambers
November 11, 2016
Onsite ActionTactics

For THAT? Give ’em THIS.

Frans Johansson wrote an incredible book called, The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts and Cultures. The point that he makes excruciatingly clear is that, quite often, inspired ideas come from the unlikeliest of places. Here’s an example from Johansson: “Volvo has delved into a new, fascinating, and intersectional,…
Chris Chambers
October 11, 2016
Onsite ActionScenic/Environments

Stand somewhere else

I have two delightful children who generally get along very, very well. Except for the rare occasions when they get along not so much. The other day, my daughter left me a voicemail message in which she told me that her brother had punched her in the stomach. In the…
Chris Chambers
July 11, 2016