What Are You Thankful For?


After a whirlwind speaking and training tour over the past 10 days that’s sent me, through 8 states, on 7 flights with 6 clients, I’m now ready to punch out my time clock for a few days and really enjoy the up coming Thanksgiving Break.   Thanksgiving has, and probably always will be my favorite…read more.

Lessons Learned Back in High School


  3 Quarter Turns From My Son’s High School Soccer Team   My son just finished up his senior season as one of the captains for his high school soccer team. After an amazing ride and undefeated 19-0 regular season they lost a heartbreaker in the district finals to a cross county rival. While this…read more.

Indian Summer & Second Chances


  I’ve been home in Michigan this past week and we have been enjoying above average temperatures close to 80 degrees. When I was young my elementary school teacher used to refer to days like these as the Indian Summer. She called these summer-like days the last chance to enjoy the outdoors and prepare for…read more.

3 Simple Rules Learned in Pre-School


I’ve been doing some work with a non-profit here in my home state of Michigan and recently had a conversation with a pre-school director. She mentioned to me how at the beginning of the school year it’s extremely important to lay out the rules for the children but also the importance to keeping it simple…read more.

Start Thinking Back Inside the Box


  How often in your meetings or workplace do you hear someone say, “We really need to start thinking more Outside the Box”?   It’s become such a business and innovation cliché over the years that the statement almost feels useless and redundant. In fact many times the statement is a sign of the hopeless…read more.

How Coachable Am I?


  Think about this. A person goes to a doctor because they have some knee pain after a particularly busy weekend of work in the yard. As part of the normal exam process, the doctor discovers the patient’s blood pressure is higher than it ought to be. The doctor mentions it to the patient and…read more.

The Final Third


  Don’t look now but the summer is just about to come to a close. Hard to believe isn’t it? I trust that you’ve had the opportunity to take some time off, visit with family and friends, take in some new sights, and unplug from the matrix to recharge your internal battery.   Guess what?…read more.

Aches and Pains are Part of the Process


Like a lot of people I’ve made health and fitness a priority in my life. That means I enjoy running, biking, playing golf and just about anything else I can do on a consistent basis to keep myself active. If I could just cut back on the french fries and ice cream I could probably…read more.

The Great Myth of Employee Engagement


  The hottest topic for most organizations this year is “Employee Engagement.” How are we keeping our employees and team members engaged and excited about their work? How do we increase team member productivity without increasing our costs? Study after study tells us engaged employees work harder, stay longer, perform at higher levels, and overall…read more.

Ask For What You Want


How silly would this be? A server in a restaurant asks a guest for their order. The guest replies, “Well, I don’t want the special, and I don’t want the salmon, I don’t like fish. I certainly don’t want the pasta, as I’m avoiding carbs. The chicken won’t work, don’t bring me that. I don’t…read more.