These 2 Things Make a Difference

“It’s taken me all my life to learn what not to play.” – Dizzy Gillespie Last week in this space the topic was focus, and the importance of zeroing on what matters and getting your people to do [...]


What Should They Do?

“The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.” – John Madden As leaders, we are bombarded by ideas and information about how we’re supposed to manage people.  If [...]


Just Move

“We generate fears while we sit.  We overcome them by action.” – Dr. Henry Link Here we are again.  It’s the first week of January, and I feel like I should write something about it being an [...]



“It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.” – Guy de Maupassant I’m spending some time with people who make my life especially joyful this week.  I hope [...]


Do Your Homework

“One should pay attention to even the smallest crawling creature for these too may have a valuable lesson to teach us.” – Black Elk Last week in this space I wrote about the importance of making [...]


What Have You Learned?

“What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.” – Anne Frank As we approach the end of another year, we all have a tendency to look forward.  And that’s a positive.  It’s [...]


People and 2022

“It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready.” – Sarah Kay If we were playing a game of hide and seek with the year 2022, this would be the part where 2022 says, “Ready or not, here I come!”  [...]


Little Bites

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Right now, on an almost daily [...]


Happy Thanksgiving

“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” – John E. Southard As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in my part of of the world, [...]


There’s No Time Like Now

“Time is more value than money.  You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn Most of them are too polite to say it, but I would guess that the majority of leaders I’m [...]