Time to Read

You’re cooped up and climbing the walls.  You’re working from home.  And you’re wondering….what constructive things can you do during this time?  If you’re like me, watching TV/Movies has its limits.  I don’t want to veg out on TV this whole time. Wouldn’t this be a good time to get caught up on all that … More Time to Read

Loose change

I thought I’d write this before we forget completely what coins or “change” looks like.  Before the digital world takes over completely. There was a time when we paid for things with cash…you know, dollars!  Most of the time, we would pay for something we would get money back, called “change.”  Then, what happened to … More Loose change

Let them in

One of the great mistakes of leadership is putting walls up to block people out of our real lives and our real selves.  We don’t let them in. One of the reasons for that is somewhat understandable: we’ve been burnt before by people we trusted.  We don’t want people to see our weaknesses and don’t … More Let them in

Congruence

Congruence is the fit or the connection between what you believe about who you are and your actual life.  Everything lines up.  When you take two Legos and put them together because they line up just right, they fit just right, and you can hear them snap together. They are congruent, they are meant to … More Congruence

Fulfill your promises

We make promises all the time….to our employees, to our friends, and to our families.  Sometimes we do so without thinking it through.  We have the best intentions, but didn’t fact-check to see if it is possible, didn’t ask the powers that be if we could follow through with it, and frankly, sometimes we make … More Fulfill your promises

Noticing

As they passed each other in the hall, Gail, the VP of Administration and Ray, the HR Director.  The VP noticed a slight twitch away from direct eye to eye contact.  The VP said the usual, “hey, Ray, how’s it going?”  The HR Director, responded, “good,” but then quickly looked away. It wasn’t a dramatic … More Noticing

The Void

“Men live their lives in quiet desperation.”  (Henry David Thoreau, Walden) I read “men” as gender neutral.  People live their lives in quiet desperation. There as so many people that live unfulfilled lives.  It’s an existence really. They feel stuck, paralyzed, and succumb to the “this is the best it will get” attitude.  And I’m … More The Void