Your Moment of Zen

“Think, think, think.”  ~ A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Sometimes, I actually look forward to really long plane rides because it is quiet and nobody is going to ask me another question other than what I want to eat or drink. I put … READ ON >

Linking Mission to Vision: Strategic Planning

Last Thursday, I outlined the differences between a vision and mission statement. My promise was to continue the dialogue this week by uncovering the bridge that connects the mission to the vision. The short answer is Strategy. The implementation of … READ ON >

Fitter, Happier, More Productive …

Want to be happier? You will need to consider and tackle these five (5) elements, which were listed by Carl Jung in 1960 when he was asked by journalist Gordon Young, “What do you consider to be more or less … READ ON >

There Is No Time Like The Present

I’ve been very busy lately, and all kinds of good things are happening. So many good things, in fact, I’ve had to say no to some other good things. These are problems that most people would kill for and as … READ ON >

Don’t Try To Be A Hit. Aspire To Fill A Niche.

(And that’s pronounced “neesh,” by the way. It’s not a ‘nitch’, which sounds like something unwanted that you have dug out of yourself. As in, “I came back from the jungle with a nitch.”) Why? Because you can produce anything … READ ON >

How is Your Kung-Fu?

    This is a great message from a great artist. On so many levels, Bruce Lee’s comment is packed with meaning, and I will leave it to each of you to sort that out for yourself. One interpretation of … READ ON >

Clear as Mud

Mission and Vision Statements are critical elements to the fabric of a business and are often not used properly. Both of these serve different purposes for a company but are often confused with each other. While a mission statement describes … READ ON >


Talk Less and Listen More People love to be heard.  It matters to them that their thoughts and opinions are being listened to.  In psychobabble terms, it’s what is called a feel-good ‘stroke’.  In sales, it’s smart therapy.  Listening to  … READ ON >

Forever An Outlier: Broken, Resilient and Unpopular

People who really make change happen – who shake things up, who redefine what is possible and expected, who touch lives and leave a mark – often have a difficult time fitting in, and more often than not, they leave … READ ON >

Consciously Curious About Connecting

This may not surprise you, but I talk to a lot of people without a lot of prompting. I initiate a lot of conversations with strangers (unsuspecting victims). The reason is that I genuinely want to connect with people and … READ ON >