The Leadership Mindset – Only If v. If Only

The Leadership Mindset – Only If v. If Only

“I am not what has happened to me.  I am what I choose to be.” Carl Jung Our mindset is a collection of thoughts, opinions, and beliefs, the lens through how we see the world and behave every day.  How we adjust this lens has a direct influence on our...
Humor at Work, Are You Kidding?

Humor at Work, Are You Kidding?

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.” – Langston Hughes The record-breaking heat wave this summer has been oppressive; we could all use a little summer rain.  Humor can also be a cooling remedy...
Communities – Grow with Those You Know!

Communities – Grow with Those You Know!

“The strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack” – Rudyard Kipling My wife and I are downsizing, and this means we will probably relocate from our community in the next year or two. As we face a major life change, I am pondering my...
Confronting Your Voice

Confronting Your Voice

“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.” –Barbara Kingsolver Abraham Lincoln once said, “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak up and remove all doubt”. Lincoln is one of my...