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Which is Worse?

Which is Worse?

First a quote: “Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see.” – Jimmy Buffett Hello and happy Monday, (from a Jimmy Buffett “Parrot head” in Idaho) I begin today’s missive with a question. Which mental mindset is worse? Ready, fire… aim!orReady, aim, aim, aim,...
Where Do You Want to Be?

Where Do You Want to Be?

First a quote: “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” —J.P. Morgan  This past weekend, my wife and I were able to attend a “farewell/best wishes” party for our son’s girlfriend, Kate. She was leaving a job she...
Would You Say That to a Friend?   

Would You Say That to a Friend?   

First a quote: “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” – Brené Brown Reprinted from September 28, 2020 (I took the day off to treat Becky to a nice Mother’s Day and to celebrate Mothers everywhere. Where appropriate, happy belated Mother’s Day!)  Please...

First a quote: “Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so that we can have some conversation.” – Mark Twain Hello and happy Monday. How are you today? No, I mean really, how ARE you today? If you asked that question of me while drafting...
Against the Wind

Against the Wind

First a quote: “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that an airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford I suspect most of us secretly wish life was easy, smooth, and free of problems and challenges.  Who doesn’t wish the last...
Are You Balanced?

Are You Balanced?

First a quote: “The biggest risk a person can take is to do nothing.” – Robert Kiyosaki Hello and happy Monday. Several years ago, I had the good fortune of facilitating a “risk management” workshop for a national defense contractor. The curious thing about that...
Are You Problem-Driven?

Are You Problem-Driven?

First a quote: “Every day each of us has a choice, we can choose to be vision-led or problem-driven.” — Bryan Yager Today’s article is a nod to my dad who would have been 94 today. Besides loving his family, he loved to fish (for Walleyes mostly) and in his later...
What is Your LB/LA Ratio?

What is Your LB/LA Ratio?

First a quote: “Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”— Henry David Thoreau I am often asked to facilitate workshops and deliver keynote messages designed to help organizations and leaders guide people though tumultuous times of never-ending change. ...