Building Trust in Unlikely Places

Trust is built in the small moments. As leaders, we find ourselves in pivotal situations every single day. We may not realize them at the time as being pivotal, but later in the day or the next, we understand just how important they were. And if we’re smart (or at least aware) we may think,Continue reading Building Trust in Unlikely Places

Perspective is a Study in Motion

I’ve been talking a lot about perspective lately. Which perspective is most positive, whose perspective are we listening to, and why perspective even matters. Today, I want to focus on how perspective is achieved. All too often, we cannot get ourselves in the right frame of mind, or we cannot get past a certain challenge,Continue reading Perspective is a Study in Motion

Find Your Focus

Today let’s explore what we focus on, who we focus on, and how our focus determines our degree of happiness and resilience. We live in a world that thrives, or more accurately subsists, on comparison, competition, and seeking attention. It’s rampant on social media, in the workplace, and even in the White House. The wholeContinue reading Find Your Focus

When a Greeting is More Than a Greeting

Greetings are important because they initiate conversation or interaction. Most of the time we just gloss over the greeting, not putting much, if any, emphasis on what we say or how we say it. So what does a greeting sound like? It can take all sorts of forms. Hi. Hello. How are you? What’s up?Continue reading When a Greeting is More Than a Greeting

Why Do We Still Do Email So Badly? (Part 1)

Email is ubiquitous. Email is still our main method of communication at work. And email continues to be a major thorn in our sides. But why? Well, part of the reason is because there is just so much of it and part of it is because it is not done properly. Quick survey: How manyContinue reading Why Do We Still Do Email So Badly? (Part 1)

Do You Live Life Like You are Writing Your Resume or Your Eulogy?

What is the meaning of life? Is it a course of challenges and accomplishments? Is it a game of opportunities and choices? Is it a situation of “what ifs” and “what could bes?” Is it a landscape of logic and economics? Or is it an environment of intuition and morality? Most likely it is aContinue reading Do You Live Life Like You are Writing Your Resume or Your Eulogy?

Are You Looking Far Enough Down the Road?

How many times have you thought, “This work sucks.” How many times have you thought, “I should really look for another job.” How many times have you thought, “If only I could find the right job to match my values.” How many times have you thought, “What is my purpose here anyway?” We’ve all beenContinue reading Are You Looking Far Enough Down the Road?