3 Ways To Get Unstuck

“To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way.  You can’t just accept the ones you like.” – Mike Gafka These days I hear a lot of leaders saying something that sounds like, [...]


Halfway There

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson It’s hard for me to believe that 2020 is half over.  I think all the usual [...]


Time for Reimagining

“To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at.” – Claude Monet As we slowly begin to approach something that maybe seems like “normal”, it’s easy to want things to go back to the [...]


3 Thoughts on Avoiding Defeat

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition.  Giving up is what makes it permanent.” – Marilyn vos Savant Today’s idea seems pretty simple.  When you’re in a difficult situation, surrounded by [...]


Who Will You Be?

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.  That’s what the storm is all about.” – Haruki Murakami As leaders, we’ve all been sailing on unknown seas for the [...]


This Is Why You’re Here

“Above all, don’t fear difficult moments.  The best comes from them.” – Rita Levi-Montalcini We certainly are not living in easy times.  The past few months have seemed like a constant parade of [...]


Holiday Time

It’s a holiday today in my part of the world.  Any holiday is a good time to remember the things we’re thankful for, but given our current world craziness it’s especially true [...]


Control What You Control

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.  You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president.  You realize that you control your [...]


Deal With It Today

“I’ve suffered a great many catastrophes in life.  Most of them never happened.” – Mark Twain A few weeks ago in this space (here, actually) we talked about the idea of resilience.  In our [...]


What Have You Learned?

“You see, but you do not observe.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Obviously, no one ever wishes for the kinds of things we see happening in the world today.  There is no way to frame the last six weeks [...]