coffee noir: chap's daily blog

cold coffee

Chapman GrubbMay 24, 2020

I love cold coffee. Iced coffee is good. But, I am talking about coffee that isn’t cold by design. I am talking about that hard earned cold coffee. Let me elaborate. My coffee gets cold when I am in the zone. When I am achieving my max potential. When it...

decision making and action

Chapman GrubbMay 23, 2020

I have spoken about how much I have learned from leaders from books. Generally, the protagonists in books are in charge of some project. A heist, a military, a community.  As an English Lit major - I believe that stories tell truths about the human condition. The craft of epic...

hobbling around

Chapman GrubbMay 22, 2020

It’s weird suffering a fluke injury. Sometimes, they just happen. You sleep a little funky. Currently, I have a seriously achey, pretty tight lower back. Yoga has been the focus. I reconverted to the standing desk. I am remembering to wear better shoes. This painful reminder of good habits should...

briefs

Chapman GrubbMay 21, 2020

The bigger and bigger rerouted co-op gets - the more and more I rely on emails and quick notes. It’s too easy to lose focus without the boundaries set by written speech.  Recently, there was a poignant anecdote in one of my leadership books. I believe it was the CEO...

making lists

Chapman GrubbMay 20, 2020

I am making plans and lists moving forward. I work with a brain dump strategy. Get EVERYTHING down on paper. That mean’s everything. It doesn't matter if it’s about the right topics. Sort later - write now.   I maintain that this is the best way for me to get organized....