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The one thing money can’t buy.

  • December 5, 2017

As we approach this holiday season, the push to get our attention to buy things picks up speed. This unrelenting fever always stops me in my tracks.  Maybe it is the “volume." Maybe it is fatigue since some merchants put…

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A Grounded Life.

  • November 28, 2017

Many of you know the journey I've been on in the last two years of writing my first book. This path has certainly taken me to some interesting places, introduced me to some wonderful people and opened up conversations and…

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Are you a 31’er?

  • November 11, 2017

Are you a 31’er? As I sat down to think about my week, it became clear that the pace of things around me was on a one-way ticket to faster.  That is true for everyone.  Because everything is 24/7, we…

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The Line Is Never Straight – Up Close.

  • May 23, 2017

It was a glorious day on the water.  After dinner, people started to gather around the campfire.  The conversation was alive with stories that replayed the day’s events - the classic crashes, the great accomplishments and of course the fun…

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Guardians of no progress.

  • May 9, 2017

It started out simply. A way for me to “call out” less than stellar behavior that was counter-productive to change while keeping the focus on the behavior and NOT the people. Guardians of no progress©. You know - those rascals that…

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You + Others.

  • April 17, 2017

Spring is a time of renewal, of evaluating who we are and what we want. Have you ever asked yourself "what is your leadership commitment?" It's a big question triggered by an engaging and fascinating conversation I had recently with…

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Behind the lens.

  • March 14, 2017

My love for photography started years ago with my Aunt Anita. Each time she visited, we explored another chapter from her travel log.  Her images and stories were mesmerizing to me as a child.  And much to my family’s chagrin, the…

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Get out of the parking lot.

  • February 14, 2017

Parking Lots. They come in all sizes and shapes.  You see them everywhere.  They serve the same purpose worldwide. And yet they are a source of entertainment for me. Watching people find “their place” in this ecosystem is fascinating.  Some…

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It’s all a matter of perspective.

  • January 18, 2017

I could hear the passion and growing disgust in the conversation behind me. It was a long day of travel and I was mildly amused that someone else shared the challenges of the day. Until, I could see the conversation was…

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A Leader’s Responsibility.

  • October 25, 2016

During workshops and talks, I’m often asked what to do when you hire someone who just isn’t measuring up. Sometimes people actually tell me the person they hired is an idiot. I tell people don’t be so hard on yourself.…

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