A Moment of “Thanks”

From the words of Mr Rodgers. "So many people have helped me to come here to this night. Some of you are here, some are far away and some are even in Heaven. All of us have special ones who loved us into being. Would you just take, along with me, 10 seconds to think …

The Perpetual Apology

A Sunday morning reflection on growing up in Co-op City in the 1980's. How we behave from then to now, and a call for forgiveness.

Silent Leadership -Value of Internal Communication

The world's greatest leaders know how to speak to the heart.  They speak of aspirations and dreams, goals and vision.  These leaders resonate with us because they speak to our emotions.   Great leaders are known and present.  While leadership itself is highly complicated, some common underlying concepts are foundational in nature.   The basis for effective …

365 Days of Learning – Let’s Go!

Don't doubt you have the power to continuously learn and grow.   Inspired by @ Wendy Woodson (She wants you to learn about this) 1. Order books on topics you are interested in and make time to read. 2. Plan day trips and take tours. 3. Visit a local museum. 4. Take a nature hike. 5. Allow …

Being the BEST can make you the WORST

In school, we are pressured to "be the best."  We are pressured for years to compete with others.   Our "best" may not be good enough or our "best" may be too good.  Being the best can bring isolation and harm.  It can inflate someone's ego and create conditions for unhealthy behaviors.  It can cause irreparable …

Katabasis Required 4:10

How does a person run 100 miles? How do people rise up from great tragedy? Why does it take a war, a fight, a battle to bring people closer together? In life and as part of our work, it always amounts to some fight or battle.  I am not telling you that I understand why …

Buddy @ Work

It's time to shut down at work and get going.  You had a tough day and you have to get home.  It is getting late and the sun is going down or totally gone from the scene.  The pressure from work is building across teams and you are thinking about ways to solve tough problems …

Born as Many Die as One

On Death and Life Last week my wife and I traveled to see a friend off into the next world.  It has been difficult to navigate the complexity of death in both thought and discussion.  It also brings the reality of our mortality closer to the edge of our daily consciousness.  The obvious concept here …

For the Sake of Hate

Photo by Tookapic on Pexels.com Hello. What do I tell my children about hate? What do I tell my children about love? How can the world be a beautiful place filled with wonder and a tragedy all at the same time? These questions and many others are the same questions we human beings ask ourselves …

Land the Job

  Top 3 Things to Do   Understand Your Network If you are like me, you have a pretty great network.  In my case, I have hundreds of connections and most of these people I know in one form or another.   I recognize my network and engage them often.   When I am looking for help …