Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~ George Bernard Shaw

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Welcome! Thanks for joining me in a place that merges both personal and professional insight, experience and moments that I choose to share. If you have come this far, you are committed and passionate about creating success. With the right tools in place you are ready to make change. I invite you to get to know me a bit better. I am that person who can help define your path and help you execute the change of course to ensure active results and professional growth. If you read something that sparks dialogue, please do drop me a line, via email or call.

Crip Baseball - A Disabled Field of Dreams

Crip Baseball - A Disabled Field of Dreams

posted by Dave Dame date-icon October 04, 2014

With the Major League Baseball playoffs happening it reminded me of my playing days. Surprisingly enough, I did not play Major League Baseball, rather 'Buddy Ball'. Buddy Ball was the closest thing for crips. Buddy Ball was baseball for people with disabilities. Each disabled player had a 'buddy' they were paired with to field the ball and to push you along the bases when you were at bat. We hit off a T since most crips can't throw a ball to save your life. When your team was in the field the crip player would hold his ball cap like a net and your…

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Standardization and Autonomy - Can they co-exist?

Standardization and Autonomy - Can they co-exist?

posted by Dave Dame date-icon October 03, 2014

Companies have two avenues for growth: acquisition, or organic growth. Regardless of how they are growing their increasing size increases the difficulty of the company successfully responding to change. Retaining as much as possible of advantage of that small company’s ability to rapidly pivot can be a key element of a company’s success. In the past, large organizations were seduced by the notion of having a standardized process across all their product teams within the organization. I can understand the appeal of having one “best…

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The Friends You Keep

The Friends You Keep

posted by Dave Dame date-icon September 26, 2014

Our friends bring out both the best of us and the worst of us. Throughout my entire life, through the highs and lows, I have had the best of friends surrounding me. Recently, when I completed my 5K Terry Fox walk, I had a whole group of friends there that I don't think I would've made it to the finish line if the wasn't for them making me laugh. One of the benefits to having a disability is that you can filter shallow people out of your life. This leaves you with real genuine people to surround yourself with. This alone makes having a physical…

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