The Art of Paying Attention

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber One of the difficult lessons of the past year is that we always have to be prepared for the unexpected.  I [...]


Efficient vs Effective

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” – John Wooden Almost everyone I meet talks about how little time they have.  They have a laundry list of things to [...]


Great Expectations

“I thank you in advance for the great round of applause I’m about to get.” – Bo Diddley Over the past 12 months we’ve been very rudely reminded that there are a lot of things in the world that [...]


Our Biggest Challenge of the Year

“You may not control all of the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou Most years, we start off the month of January with big ideas about growth, [...]


Lead With Your Ears

“I remind myself every morning.  Nothing I say this day will teach me anything.  So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.” – Larry King One of the traps we fall into as leaders is the [...]


A Too-Often Forgotten Truth

“If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.” – Leonardo DiCaprio Sometimes when I talk to leaders, I get the impression that things like [...]


Time to Play Offense

“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” – Winston Churchill There has not been a shortage of things to worry or stress about in the past ten months.  We’ve experienced [...]


Starting New Once Again

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in.  A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” – Bill Vaughan Much to the relief of a lot of people, 2020 is gone.  However, [...]


Happy Holidays

“Tomorrow belongs to those who can see it coming.” – David Bowie It’s time to head into a new year, full of opportunities and challenges.  We’ll be taking the next [...]


The Biggest Impact

“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu One of the things that we’ve been reminded of over the past nine months is that, when subjected to stress and [...]