In a Groove or In a Rut


Recently I attended a conference and the speaker was talking about staying productive in the face of distractions and obstacles. He kept referring to the concept of getting yourself into your groove and steps you can take to find that ever-elusive groove where you are at peak productivity.   We already know that our brains…read more.

Get Yourself Out of the Way


    A few weeks ago I was with an Executive working on strategic alignment for the coming year. As we were discussing the need to effectively communicate the vision and strategy to their teams, all the various obstacles and challenges came up that could make executing the plan a challenge. One of the more vocal…read more.

Thank you for your… time?


  How odd would this be – you’re watching a live news story and see a firefighter rush into a burning building and rescue the family member of a distraught onlooker. After embracing their loved one, they turn to the heroic firefighter and say, “Thank you for your time.” Or consider, you’re in an airport…read more.

Leadership is a Life-long Journey


  Everyone I’ve ever met or that’s watched me speak at a conference would quickly come to realize that I am a huge Michigan Wolverine fan. Since Michigan’s Men basketball team just won the Big Ten tournament in spectacular fashion and it’s the eve of the NCAA tournament, you may think this article is going…read more.

Be Interested, Instead of Interesting


  People generally like it when others take an interest, express it and listen. Most people enjoy the opportunity to talk about what matters to them.   I had the good fortune of visiting a good friend recently. We’ve been friends for a long time and it’s been far too long since I’ve last seen…read more.

Email is a Fast Food Transaction


  A few weeks ago during one of my client sessions the topic of email management came up. If you’ve read any of my articles over the past few years then you’ve probably heard some of my thoughts around email communication and how it pertains to current business practices, but if you haven’t here’s a…read more.

Leaders Offer An Opportunity


  The other day I heard an interview with Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh addressing the Quarterback situation for the 2018 season. Apparently there are four extremely talented young players that are going to battle it out this spring and summer to be the starter next fall. When asked about what he has or…read more.

What Difference Have I Made in 2017


As the last few weeks start winding down on 2017 and we start settling into our holiday routines and traditions, I often wonder about what has changed over the past year? What is new in my life? What exciting things have I accomplished over the past year? And most importantly have I made a difference…read more.