The Very Expensive Cost of Title

When I joined the Navy, I probably should have been named Admiral immediately. It would have made things much easier for me. I could have flown around in my helicopter from ship to ship, eating steak and shrimp with all of my people. The young prince with all the knowledge in the world and no …

In Search of Mom

For Mothers Day I've been to the cemetery on cold rainy days with my knees sunken into the mud. I've spent a year trying to ignore and discover the fact that my mother is gone. I've sought to compartmentalize my feelings about it and at the same time not put them in a box so …

When We Don’t Understand

Photo by Julia Filirovska on Pexels.com Hurt REM said it best "everybody hurts." We all hurt for some reason but depending on who you are, the hurt you feel can be inflicted on others. When we hurt, we need help but when help doesn't arrive in the way we need it, hurt can turn into …

GPS Tag Leadership

LI Reference: https://www.linkedin.com/news/story/companies-start-taking-attendance-5844546/ NY Times Reference: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/22/business/hybrid-work-attendance.html Companies are starting to take attendance but the data doesn't support taking this action. The amount of money, resources, time, and effort wasted in proving to people that you don't trust them is mind-boggling. Many companies are taking action today to monitor their employees to an unreasonable extent. …

Loyalty Exists @ Shift > From Company to People

Loyalty to People The people, it's all about the people. I see a lot of college professors posting about leadership with corporate types taking the language and sharing it like gospel. At the same time in companies today, people often act in ways that are counter to this positive language. Why do people leave companies? …

Leading with Love vs Fear

Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Love or Fear: Which to Choose? The answer is: LEAD WITH LOVE + How does love have anything to do with business? Without people, there would be no business. Without people, there would be no reason to have a transaction. The very nature of business itself has to do …

For the People that Do

The Doers in Ukraine โ€œAnd here comes in the question of whether it is better to be loved rather than feared, or feared rather than loved. It might perhaps be answered that we should wish to be both; but since love and fear can hardly exist together if we must choose between them, it is …

The Birdhouse Part II

The days may be long but the years are short. It goes something like that I've heard. The older we get the faster things go. We are just a blink away from the inevitable. It is ok. It is what it is. The birdhouse reminded me of those houses we see off of an old …

The Birdhouse

Behind the house, in the field near the shed, there was a birdhouse. It was a big red house built from old material overlooking a patch of long grass. When we first moved into the house, we must have found at least 20 birdhouses around here. They were scattered all over the property. Some were …

If money were no object, what would you do?

At Photo by Khimish Sharma on Pexels.com Many of us search for purpose in our lives. We look for validation and affirmation. For some, religion and faith provide an avenue. Many people find themselves in a loop of doing "the daily" until something breaks or forces them to change. Some people go on great journeys …

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