Play as a Team, Win as a Team

One of the reasons I love that my two sons play organized sports is all of the lessons that come from it and the discussions I get to have with them as a result. This spring my oldest son, Dylan, is playing soccer for a team in one of the top divisions in the state.…read more.

The Three-Dollar Flashlight

Recently, after a long flight back from the west coast, I awoke from my “plane sleep” as the aircraft touched down. Looking at my watch, I was pleasantly surprised to see it was about 12:45 a.m., almost 40 minutes ahead of schedule. As any frequent traveler knows, arriving early these days can be both a…read more.

Call Your Mom!

My Mother passed away a little over a year ago, and yet not a day goes by that I’m not reminded of her. In honor of her and the millions of other deserving Mother’s around the world, I’ve chosen a few thoughts for this week to let every Mom out there know just how much…read more.

Alignment Rather than Achievement

This Quarter Turn was written by my good friend, colleague, and editor extraordinaire Rob Otte. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Alignment Rather than Achievement Has anything like this ever happened to you? You’re feeling great about yourself because of something you achieved, and someone comes along and bursts your bubble.…read more.

The Treadmill Doesn’t Go To Eleven

If you have followed any of my articles over the past few years, you’ve probably heard me plead to the audience to take time every week and every month to “Unplug from the Matrix.” That’s just another way to ask you to remember to shut down all of your electronic gadgets and spend some quality,…read more.

Spring Cleaning

After a long, cold and quite frankly almost unbearable winter, spring is finally upon us. It’s hard to believe that one quarter of the year has already passed us by. After the first three months of the year, I like to do a quick check-up or spring-cleaning. This is where I review everything in my…read more.

The “Use-By” Date

I was cleaning out the refrigerator the other day and noticed that we had of lot of old food tucked away in the back. A closer look revealed that most of the items had long since passed their ”Use By” date. I thought about how much money I probably throw away every year because I…read more.

The Hockey Coach

I recently had lunch with a good friend of mine, who also happens to be a senior executive for a large financial services firm. We started off discussing the market and how the year was going so far. The conversation soon shifted to the one true passion in his life – coaching his son’s traveling…read more.

Focus On the Start

I was watching the opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympic Games and for some reason I forgot to change the channel when there was a commercial break.  Surprisingly, I’m happy that I forgot. The commercial started by asking a thought-provoking question, “Why do we always set our sights on the finish, when the most important…read more.

Super Bowl Party

Are you preparing yourself for a Super Bowl party – the annual event we hold at the beginning of February? I read somewhere that this day is the most celebrated non-holiday event in the world. The parties and events get more extravagant each year, not to mention the budgets for these little soirées. Why do…read more.