Leadership and Loss

Leadership and Loss  “It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.”  Dalai Lama I was talking with my friend and colleague, Richard, a few weeks back.  I was recounting the impact of...

The Gift

A few weeks back I was talking to a good friend and former work colleague (we’ll call her Rhonda). We both have experienced caring for aging parents. Rhonda’s journey continues. Her mother (we’ll call her Charlotte) suffers from stage 4 dementia, has a tendency for...

Independence and Leadership

“There are few virtues more important than independence. Independence is a requirement for leading your own life.”  – Scott Young I love the fourth of July!  I loved it more as a kid, because I got to march in the town parade in my baseball uniform – a proud moment. ...

Wildly Important Goals

What I’ve Learned About Wildly Important Goals I ‘grew up’ during a time when ‘more was more’, particularly when it came to goals.  I can remember, with much pride, a time when I presented to the board 24 goals for the coming year.  I felt so successful.  “We have so...

The Power of Gratitude

We have just enjoyed Thanksgiving and are fully in the holiday season.  What is your heart full of this holiday season?  Gratitude? Struggle? Somewhere in between?  Our attitude informs a great deal about our quality of life.  It has been my experience that a positive...