Six Months Down, Six More to Go

The 4th of July weekend always has a way of making me feel like a kid. I love watching fireworks, hanging out on a boat, eating potato salad, loading on the sunscreen or bug-spray, and noticing how all the kids, nieces and nephews have all grown up. Some even have kids of their own now.…read more.

You Can’t Beat The Umpires

Recently, a participant in one of my leadership programs shared her experience of being moved around within her organization over the past six months against her wishes. She was told it had nothing to do with performance, and in fact her reviews were stellar. She explained that the company felt it was in its best…read more.

Do You Appreciate Dear Old Dad?

Last weekend at a graduation party for my niece I had a conversation with a friend who happens to have 2 boys about the same age as my own. Like most parents we began discussing how much better our own kids have it than we did growing up. This is a conversation between fathers that…read more.

Summer is Here

Memorial day has come and gone and for me that always been the official kick off of summer. There is something about summer that just invokes a feeling of freedom and that anything is possible. I wish I could somehow bottle up that feeling and keep it with me everyday of the year, but since…read more.

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.