How Big Is Your World?

My wife and I just returned from two weeks in Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia.  It was an incredible trip; a trip of a lifetime.  Every day I found myself overwhelmed by either the art, the architecture, nature, the people, food, or all five!  Each day involved some...

Seriously, what were we thinking?

I saw the heartbreak in my neighbor’s eyes as she shared that her marriage of over three decades was ending.  It’s a hurt that will always be there.  I also heard of a work place romance that went south, and the people that were hurt, and the financial risk that was...

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. ...

High-Performance Teams…and Their Leaders

High-Performance Teams…and Their Leaders I have worked a long time.  I have had an interest in leadership since high school.  I’ve been part of some very good teams, not all high-performance.  I have been part of some teams that you would have thought would be good...