Cutting a Path: Building a Vision

What do you do when you are given a goal or an outcome but no instruction on how to get there? What do you do when you are placed in charge or established as the person leading an initiative and you haven’t done it before? What do you do if “fake it till you make …

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones but Words They Can Destroy Me

Our Social World Popularity has always been of importance to human beings. Leaders throughout all human history are seen hovering over the masses and directing, guiding, instructing, influencing, and inspiring. All our stories have lead characters who we follow. Our lives are intertwined with people we follow, admire, and sometimes simply accept. We are a …

Chasing Legacy

Are you living your best life?

The Template(S)of You

The next few posts will be a short series of common discussion points with people I coach. Whether you are looking for a job or you are already in one, it is important to communicate with people. Communication can be in many forms. Today, we are starting with the concept of a short description about …

They Want Our Silence

If we are silent, do we consent? We have seen historic economic, religious, political, and sociological challenges in our lifetime. If you are reading this today, you have personal experience with dramatic global change. This post asks a few questions about how we can effectively use our voices to achieve common and specific goals. I'd …

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 …

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 …

The Noise that Won’t Go (Veterans with Tinnitus)

Photo by Keira Burton on Pexels.com Tinnitus is the number one disability among Veterans and it affects at least one in every 10 American adults. Before I get started, if you are suffering from tinnitus there are some management techniques offered here <-- click for a handbook. My goal for this post is to shed some light …

Incredibly Uncredible

Factoring in Relationships Overall, I have had a really good career. I started at the bottom in IT and worked my way into leadership stepping through many roles. Early on my work was very technical and as years past, the work become more technically abstract. What I've learned along the way is that nothing is …

Never Ending 9/11

Photo by Unknown had it on Google Photos Today is 9/11. It is 20 years since the attack on the US and from my perspective we are far worse off today than ever before. We are destined to react and respond vs prevent and proactively protect ourselves. Our way of life is under attack and …

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