Capacity Building Solutions

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…
Now more than ever, respecting expertise and thinking through our opinions before pushing an agenda may be critical to our short and long-term survival and success. It troubles me greatly when people…
People are complex especially when under duress.   I am always reticent to give simple answers to difficult questions.  Not because I think that there are never simple answers that suffice, but because…
“A lighthouse can symbolize various things, such as overcoming challenges and adversity or guidance. It is most commonly used to symbolize a way forward and help in navigating through the world. … The first is of the lighthouse itself, which…
Donald T. Phillips in his wonderful book, Martin Luther King on Leadership, does a nice job providing significant detail as to why Martin Luther King (MLK) was a great leader. We…
I am always drawn to the romantic view of the first Thanksgiving.  Not sure this is fully accurate, but the story informs, nonetheless. A group of people new to a foreign land…