What Story Do You Tell Yourself?


  If you read any of my articles over the past 10 years you are probably aware that the “Quarter Turns” I’ve published often come from unlikely sources, or more often common occurrences that for some reason interest me. Often times they are the result of a conversation with a friend, colleague or random traveler…read more.

Who’s Your Partner


  Recently on a long drive to a client, I found a radio station playing a tribute to a popular duo of the 70’s and 80’s better known as Hall & Oates. Anyone that grew in that time frame is probably well aware that this duo somehow managed to write hit song after hit song,…read more.

Back to School- What Have You Learned?


    Like many parents over the past few weeks, I’ve gone through the yearly ritual of getting my two sons back to school. They always have mixed feelings about the start of the new school year, as there’s the sadness of another summer ending, but the excitement of starting and learning something new.  …read more.

The Sixty Minute Solution


  What is the first thing you do when you get up to start your day? If you are like millions of professionals, I would guess you probably check your smart phone, if not first thing then shortly after. Let me share with you something that probably will not come as a surprise- From a…read more.

The Yes-No Dilemma


  How many times have you gotten yourself rolling on a task or project and really started making significant progress? You finally start to see the end point and are about to complete it and then someone or something comes up and you feel as though you must say yes to and in saying yes…read more.

Get Uncomfortable & Trust Your Swing


  Recently on a coaching call one of my clients shared with me her love of the game of golf. If you seen me speak at a conference or leadership session, you may have heard me use golf as metaphor for how we measure success in our business and our lives.   You see, golf…read more.

Lessons From a World Series Champion


      If you happened to catch a few games of the World Series then you probably agree it was one of the most enjoyable series that I’ve seen in recent memory. This one had everything – great hitting, great pitching, amazing comebacks and late inning heroics, and it all culminated with the Houston…read more.

In the Final Stretch


  In case you haven’t already noticed we are well into the final quarter of 2017. How is that for a reality check?   That’s right friends, 3 quarters down and less than 1 quarter to go. The good news is we still have 10 weeks left to complete our goals and objectives for 2017.…read more.

The One Thing Needed for Greatness


  I called my son up at college the other day to find out how things were going and of course at first I got the usual “uh ok I guess?” After I asked a few more questions he went into a rant about how frustrated he was that he hadn’t met any great friends…read more.

You Gotta Make Some Mistakes


    Recently my wife and I took our oldest son to his College orientation. I have to tell you the production put on by this University was absolutely spectacular and nothing like my college orientation almost 30 years ago.   After a brief welcome presentation for the families, our sons and daughters were whisked…read more.