Generation 0

The grass is dry The wells dried upWe’re poisoned by our paper cupsThe earth is swallowing houses wholeThe darkness dims our light from coalWhere men can’t find agreements in kindThere’s no way to know a man definedThe hurricanes swallow all to be It’s through that eye we all can see Death and viral loads abound …

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?

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 Truth of Human Resources and KM #PracticalHR

  Visually Compelling Organizational Development The work by Kevin Desmond was thoughtful and emotionally charged.      It is tough to be a leader in general, but the world today makes it even more difficult. Leadership is something I care deeply about.   I strive to be a better leader in the same way that Jascha …

How Can I Help? #Advocate

Being there for a person and helping means you have your attention focused on their needs. I have found that listening to people and helping them sort through their problems can help me with challenges that I face. The best thing to do is to stay focused and help them and be strong for them as they need. Adding your problems to the discussion is a weight added, not a burden lifted.

Working Out Loud: Speaking to Leadership (Part 2 of 5)

Speaking with Leadership and Working Out Loud Part 2 "Speak Up" Show up whenever possible (Part 1) Ask to speak with senior leaders; chances are they will see you.  Advocate for yourself and others. (Part 3) Speak to the heart and mind. (Part 4) Have faith and courage. (Part 5) “Senior leadership isn’t interested in …

Lesson From the Pope

The world was literally waiting for him (Pope Francis) but no one at that moment was more important to him over this family. For the boy, maybe nothing, for the parents it is hope. It is this recognition that we must have hope and that we must build trust and relationships beyond some social network construct. We must practice good listening and empathy over broadcasting. We must become "connectors."

The 42nd Hour

It was dark, I was awake but still trying to sleep.   I woke up before the Morning Wake Up followed by "Reveille reveille, all hands heave out and trice up."    It didn't  matter if I had slept or not I was still tired. The room was lit by small red lights, it smelled musty like mold, …

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