Personal Accountability

We are in the final month of the year, and the final year of the decade. We are soon heading into the 21st year of this millennium. Do you remember when we thought moving from 1999 to 2000 would wreak havoc on our technology; the number of things that wouldn’t work...

Gratitude for What Wasn’t

The Coach is In…  Gratitude for What Wasn’t Gratitude is often about what we have. Sometimes in life there are things we’re glad we didn’t experience. That is this story. As I write this it is November 11, 2019, Veteran’s Day. This is the day as a nation we stop to...

Optimism

Optimism I have a friend who refers to me as the “terminal” optimist. He is not. We laugh about it. From time to time in my life I have had to temper my optimism with a dose or two of logic; or talk to someone that was more of a ‘realist.’ By and large, however, I...

Being Present

I have been aware for quite some time the amount of ‘busyness’ that we deal with. Work, school, before and after school activities, before and after work activities, children, older parents, church, play, responsibilities, house, social media, 24-hour news cycle,...

Compliance or Commitment

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.”  – Max DePree, former CEO of Herman Miller I was talking with my son yesterday about his job. He is a supervisor in a high transaction...

Humor

As much as I talk about leadership and personal development, there is one subject that I don’t write much about – humor. It has been an integral part of my life and my work. I have found that a well-timed humorous comment can often be just what the situation needs to...