Give a Damn!

Do yourself and everyone around you a favor: Give a damn! Whatever you choose to do today, tomorrow, over the weekend, and next week, care enough to give it your all. Not 10 or 20 or 50, or even 70 percent; give it 100 percent. Or save yourself and others the aggravation to have to follow up […]

The Blame Game!

This is from my long-time mentor Alan Weiss. You can subscribe to his newsletter here. “There seems to be a default, visceral reaction to “blame” someone. If we trip coming into a room, we’re incensed that someone left a chair in the way. (If someone else trips coming into a room, we call them “clumsy.”) There […]

Twenty Behaviors – The Unrecognizable You!

Marshall Goldsmith is the number one executive coach in the world. He’s also a mentor and has certified many of us on his Stakeholder-Centered Coaching methodology. I’ve read his best-selling book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, three times, and I keep returning to chapter four on The Twenty Habits. The corporate world is […]

Is College Really Worth it?

For prospective college students, the cons of signing up for a degree (ballooning tuition costs, heaps of debt, declining value of degrees) continue to outweigh the pros. US colleges and universities saw a 1.1% drop in undergrad students from fall 2021 to fall 2022, according to preliminary data from the National Student Clearinghouse. Although less substantial, that […]

Curve Benders: The Intersection of the Future of Work and Strategic Relationships

It’s such a disruptive time in the world. Individuals and businesses are reeling to make sense of what’s happening. Many leaders are using defensive strategies to keep their operations afloat. More astute leaders, however, are pivoting their capabilities to minimize disruptions in their operations. As a whole, this pandemic gives us an impetus to step-up […]