optimism

September 1, 2018

Telling Someone Off: Short-Term Impact; Permanent Damage

My teenage daughter works at a local diner and usually comes into our bedroom upon returning from what are usually very long nights, aching feet and […]
September 1, 2018

X & O’s; Jim & Joe’s (and Jane’s)

My friend Terry Obee and I were recently discussing the importance and key components of strategic planning. I was making my case for a methodical approach […]
September 1, 2018

My Dad

My dad was a simple man from Tennessee. He worked in a factory for 40 years leaving that concrete floor every afternoon to a farm where […]
September 1, 2018

BE-KNOW-DO

I first heard of General Carmen Cavezza (Ret.) from a friend of mine in Columbus, Georgia. General Cavezza retired from the United States Army where he […]
September 1, 2018

Management and Leadership

Management guru Warren Bennis said most organizations are over managed and under led. And while management is essential, leadership is equally important and a key factor […]
September 1, 2018

Packing Parachutes

A friend of mine tells the story of a US Navy sailor he accidentally met several years after that sailor had actually saved his life. He […]
September 29, 2018

Simple yet profound

An elderly women dies in a small community. She was a simple women, lived a simple life and had outlived all relatives and friends. When she […]
September 1, 2018

Form, Storm, Norm, Perform

Bruce Tuckman first introduced the Form, Storm, Norm, Perform model of Team Growth in 1965. He maintained these stages were not only predictable, but necessary and […]
September 1, 2018

Prevailing In the End

In my book, keynote speeches and leadership workshops, I introduce a metaphor of a “Fire” to describe personal and organizational setbacks we’ve all experienced. The metaphor […]