January 25, 2020

ONCE UPON A TIME...the origin of those four words can be traced back to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales in 1387. The purpose of his literary masterpiece was to inspire people in his world to make some positive changes.

What change would you like to see in your world? If you...

December 25, 2019

This year, as you think about all the gifts you’re planning to give, consider surprising a child or young adult with a special present that is guaranteed to make their holiday happier. You won’t be able to buy this gift in a store, put it under a tree or wrap it in a b...

December 2, 2019

Thanksgiving is a great time to honor our family members who have passed away. However, the focus of the day can quickly turn to food, football and unhealthy dinner debates between individuals with different values and beliefs. Before we know it, the day is over and so...

November 2, 2019

"If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask..."

~ Albert Einstein ~

"Leadership is not as much about knowing the right answers, as it is knowing the right questions."


October 25, 2019

If you've read and done your best to apply the listening ideas from the last two weeks, I sincerely hope you've seen some improvement in your ability to listen to people when they need to be heard. I also hope your relationships have gotten a little better as a result...

October 19, 2019

The use of electronics has created unlimited opportunities for us to contact the people in our world. However, this interconnectedness has an extremely high cost. As I mentioned last week, our listening skills are getting weaker every year.

For the first time in our his...

October 11, 2019

When you listen to a co-worker, client, family member, or friend...what do you listen for?

I know you may not be consciously aware of your goal each time someone starts to speak but what you choose to listen for can determine whether you bring out the best or worst in t...

October 5, 2019

"If You See Something, Say Something" was written by Allen Kay the day after the 9/11 terrorist attack. As CEO of the Manhattan advertising agency Korey Kay & Partners, Mr. Kay said he wanted to do something positive that might help prevent another tragedy.

He shared th...

September 13, 2019

My brother died recently in Colorado. He was killed by a distracted driver.

Distracted driving has been called an American epidemic and is often referred to as the "new drunk driving."

Last year in the United States 391,000 injuries and 3,477 deaths were caused by driver...

August 30, 2019

We all fear rejection from time to time and when it happens it hurts. However, we can learn to turn the pain of being passed up or turned down into the inspiration we need to accelerate our success.

While everyone likes to be liked, dealing with rejection is a requireme...

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