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As I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown to appreciate more benefits of time off. Sure, when I was younger, I liked going on vacation, but it was really just a chance to blow…
Sometimes there are no easy answers. In life we’re all looking for the silver bullet. The one thing that will make everything else easier or solvable. However, life is more complicated than…
We often hear talk about mergers and acquisitions in the current economic environment. Very little energy is spent talking about strategic alliances and collaborations. The truth is that there’s a wide continuum…
  I’ve been thinking about the July 4th Independence Day holiday for weeks before today.  We are not quite back to normal after COVID but getting there.  I am also glad we…
Neither business nor life is just an intellectual exercise. All human beings have emotions that drive our actions. When we feel strong emotions, it tends to straight trigger strong reactions.  Negative emotions…
As you raise your glass this weekend, please take a moment to reflect on what Monday truly means. There are currently several hundred thousand hundred troops stationed directly in harms way…
I am regularly surprised by the lack of conversational courage in professional circles these days. Not every conversation ends up with a great outcome. Sometimes you have to deliver disappointing information. You…
Making the leap from entrepreneur to CEO isn’t always an easy journey.  I’ve seen many people struggle with this transition.  Leadership is not something you are born with; it is something you…
We need leaders to reclaim the positive leadership narrative and model responsible behavior. We need leaders in charge who genuinely care about other people and want to make the world a…
Happy New Year Everyone! As we close the book on 2020 and begin to write a new story for 2021, I wanted to share a song and artist that has been very…
wanted to share a Christmas Blessing from the late John O’Donohue this year. His writing continues to inspire and motivate me to become a better version of myself. He makes sense…
In doing my research for this year’s Thanksgiving email, I can across the over a 100-year-old poem, The House By The Side of The Road by Sam Walter Foss (below).  I instantly…
We are certainly in trying times. It feels like a period where our country is crying out for leadership. And, sadly, leadership seems to have taken a vacation. …
Many years ago, I did go through a period of time where my work wasn’t necessarily inspiring. However, I always believed it would eventually get better. Rule number one: if you don’t…
History has proven that societies that bond together during difficult times through shared common goals and a higher worthy purpose always emerge stronger as a result. Let’s make history…
Another Memorial Day is here although under somewhat strange circumstances. I hope your loved ones and you are safe and healthy. Thankfully, some things become clearer with aging.  Maybe it’s because we…